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The Goldsmiths Company, London

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The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office in London (also known as Assay Office London or the London Assay Office) is the oldest assay office in the United Kingdom. The company has provided hallmarking services since The Goldsmiths Company was founded in the 14th century. The company received its royal charter in 1327 and ranks 5th in order of precedence of the 12 Great Livery Companies of the City of London.
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  • Once a year for two weeks this impressive livery hall is transformed into the venue for about 65 silversmiths and jewellers who have been vetted for quality and who are small independent...  more »
  • Step inside to a dimly lit reception area. Take the grand staircase and enter another world. Be amazed at the golden opulence of the interior rooms. A wonderful location for a private...  more »
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  • Out of this world. The interiors and architecture are incredible. A must see in London. Next to St Paul's cathedral
  • The oldest Assay Office in the UK - Goldsmiths have been assessing and stamping precious metals for 700 years! Here are a few photos from the interior. The Vulliamy longcase clock is enormous. The sculpture is King Edward III, who established the maker’s mark in 1363. But it was Henry III in 1238 who made the earliest attempt at regulating the standard of gold and silver wares. Fraud has been happening since time immemorial!

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