Gilding the Lilly: A Comparative Analysis of Ottoman & Mughal Jewelry in the 16th & 17th Centuries Presented by Claire Morgan

Thursday November 14, 2019 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
DCGIA Nov 14 Meeting Announcement – Claire will share the important differences between these two kinds of jewelry. Both in relation to the range of materials (gemstones) used, the settings of gemstones, and the variety and types of jewelry worn. This lecture will compare some examples of jewels from each tradition and consider how the emperors deployed them to display their wealth and power.

Claire Morgan is a graduate student in the Smithsonian-GW Corcoran MA program in Decorative Arts and Design History, where she is specializing in jewelry history (especially Indian jewelry) and material culture.

We meet at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 Ft. Meyer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209, at the Virginia end of Key Bridge, 703-807-2000.  Speaker meet and greet from 7:00PM to 7:30PM. Presentation starts at 7:30PM to 9:00PM – Admission is FREE for members who have PAID the 2019 DCGIA Annual Fee or $15 at the door for everyone else. Cask or Check preferred. 

December Holiday Party & Auction

DCGIA 2017 AuctionSunday December 08, 2019 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
2019 DCGIA Holiday Party Auction RSVP – Plan now to attend this year’s Party & Auction, send in your RSVP Today:
Mark your calendars: The festivities will start at NOON, with the Silent Auction, be sure to Make Your Party Reservations Early!

There are 2 important steps: 2019 DCGIA Auction Letter

1. Solicit Auction Donations Early:
2019 DCGIA Auction Donation Form – We can all solicit or make quality auction donations. (They can be brought to any meeting) or mailed to: Charles Marts,13400 Catoctin Ct, Herndon, VA 20170 – 2019 DCGIA Auction-To Vendors letter.
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2.  Attend the Auction & Bid Generously:
2019 DCGIA Auction What can I Do – Bid high and bid often at the auction. Remember all of the money raised will help us keep the meeting fees low, bring you world-renowned speakers, quality workshops and seminars.

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