“Welcome, Dear Mourners!” Hayden Peters greeted a sold-out event on Wednesday evening. The jewellery historian and lecturer gave the only European talk of his world tour at Fellows Auctioneers, in their London office. The Mayfair townhouse was filled to the brim with jewellery lovers and enthusiasts who gathered to hear Peters’ wide-ranging examination of over 500 years of sentimental and mourning jewellery.
Fellows hosted the event free of charge, offering their clients the opportunity to learn more about this highly influential area of jewellery design and manufacture. Speaking on behalf of the auction house, Alexandra Whittaker said: “We were delighted to be able to offer this event to our clients. I have long been a fan of Hayden’s and have followed his accounts online for years. It was an absolute treat to hear him speak and learn more about the fascinating history of mourning jewellery.”
Hayden Peters commented on the event – “The prestigious Fellows Auctions allowed for the perfect venue and heritage for my talk on mourning jewels. Fellows’ kind generosity, dedication to history and antiques made the event one of the most important and entertaining of my career.”
This was the first in what will become a highly anticipated series of events held by the auctioneer for clients. Whittaker added: “We are thrilled to be able to offer these free events to our clients. We have a lot more planned for 2019, including collaborations with well-known brands and exciting contributors.”
You can watch the full event below:
Quotes from attendees
It was one of the best talks ever. Hayden is a very knowledgeable and interesting person and it comes through his passion for mourning jewellery.
We thoroughly enjoyed it – Hayden was brilliant! Thank you so much!