The Golden Age of Silver

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Duration: 1 hour

Dan Cruickshank visits Britain's finest country houses, museums and factories as he uncovers the 18th- and 19th-century fascination with silver. Delving into an unsurpassed era of shimmering opulence, heady indulgence and conspicuous consumption, Dan discovers the Georgian and Victorian obsession with this tantalising precious metal which represented status, wealth and excellent taste. He gives us a glimpse of some of the most extensive collections and exquisite pieces of silverware to have ever been made on British shores.

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Credits

Presenter
Dan Cruickshank
Presenter
Dan Cruickshank
Director
Janice Hopper
Director
Janice Hopper
Executive Producer
Franny Moyle
Executive Producer
Franny Moyle

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