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The Spectacular Gold and Silver Collection of King George IV Oliver Everett Monday 14 May 2018

The British Royal Collection remains unsurpassed in its extensive holding of early 19th century silver and gold ware. The enormous breadth and richness of this silver and gold collection today is primarily due to the concentrated efforts of George IV and the royal goldsmiths and jewellers, Rundell, Bridge & Rundell. From 1804, the future King George IV started collecting his Grand Service of Banqueting Plate which, by the time he died in 1830, comprised of over 4000 pieces. The talk illustrates highlights from this remarkable collection; describes the grand palatial settings which George IV created as Prince of Wales, Prince Regent and King, to display his collection; and shows other significant pieces of Royal gold and silverware.