Very massive and handsome – George IV's Grand Service and the Royal Table

Kathryn Jones

The great silver-gilt dining service amassed by George IV over his lifetime, was described by contemporaries as 'unrivalled in Europe' and 'a magnificent exhibition of taste and expense'. This talk will discuss some of the elements of the Grand Service, created by the most sought-after designers of the period, and how it remains in use on the royal table to this day.

Haughton International Ceramics Seminar 2017 at Christie's

G Haughton