Bernard Instone

A jeweler who found his way through the ordinary channels of the English school system, who scholar-shipped his way directly to his occupation. At the age of 22 he was already teaching and making his own commissions. His practice was interrupted during which he fought in the Great War. It was said his character was steely, that he would challenge his sons to duels if they disagreed with him, and that he was prone to stand on his head at 70 to prove his stoutness. He ran two shops later in his life, which sold both paintings and jewelry.

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