Dunham Massey

Dan Cruickshank looks at the largest early 18th c. silver plate collection still in its original location.

As part of the Handmade in Britain season, in conjunction with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 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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Role Contributor
PresenterDan Cruickshank
DirectorJanice Hopper
Executive ProducerFranny Moyle
PresenterDan Cruickshank
DirectorJanice Hopper
Executive ProducerFranny Moyle

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