Wartski, a family-owned firm specialising in Carl Fabergé, fine jewellery and antique goldsmiths’ work, was founded in Bangor, North Wales in 1865 by Morris Wartski, maternal great-grandfather of the present-day Chairman. The London branch was opened by Emanuel Snowman, the son-in-law of Morris Wartski, in 1911. During the 1920s Emanuel Snowman was amongst the first to negotiate with the government of the Soviet Union to purchase treasures that had been confiscated following the revolution of 1917. This is an opportunity to hear the history and see some of the Victorian treasures of the firm as well as many works by Carl Fabergé, in its new premises at 60 St James’s Street. Meet at Wartski, 60 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LE. Tube: Green Park. £20 including a glass of champagne. Booking required.