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Ellenor M. Alcorn, Associate Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses how in England, as in Europe, a rich display of silver was essential to the expression of power. Discover how English sovereigns from Elizabeth I to George III and their courtiers competed culturally on the international stage, commissioning silver and other luxury goods to establish their stature. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition British Silver: The Wealth of a Nation, on view May 15, 2012–January 20, 2013.
Recorded October 12, 2012
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Inscription: FRW, crown above (in gilt, at each corner of saddlecloth)Marking:  2 / 109 / 3 (on underside of base, impressed)
 W (in underglaze blue, on underside of base)
Baron Max von Goldschmidt-Rothschild ; [ Stiebel Ltd. , New York, before 1950; sold to Wilson ]
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