Signed, sealed delivered
James Hawkins of Juels’ Limited, The Gold Shop at Diss, updates us on the presentation of the silver seal of the city to Norwich Castle Museum
Continuing the story from the September article in the EDP Norfolk magazine, we mentioned that we have had the extreme good fortune to come across an ancient seal for Norwich set in wax from another dealer.
At Juels’ Limited, we are in a privileged position to work closely with some of the country’s leading craftsmen within the jewellery industry. Our connections from within the jewellery quarter in Birmingham have been amazing in
James Hawkins, left, presents the silver seal to Dr John Davies, chief curator at Norwich Castle assisting us with the making of the solid silver seal of Norwich. But a special mention has to be made to Terry Stevenson from Lois Jewellery, without whose knowledge of the industry we would not have been able to make the presentation.
We met up with Dr John Davies, the principal curator at the Keep located at the heart of Norwich Castle. He took time with his assistants to show us around the keep and explained its redevelopment project. We then had the honour of presenting the museum with the Ancient and Royal Seal of Norwich cast in solid silver.
We aim to work more closely with the museum in future, in promoting this historic and wonderful location that is at the forefront to tourism to the region.
The Norwich Castle Museum Keep is a truly wonderful, inspirational and educational place to visit for residents and tourists alike. So I have one question to the readers: When was the last time you visited the museum? And if you haven’t been recently - why not?