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The State Banquet and Grand Service

For a State Banquet the table is set using items from the Grand Service as well as other items of precious silver, silver-gilt and gold vessels.

The Grand Service was originally made for George IV, when Prince of Wales and was first used at a banquet in 1811. During his reign, George IV added to the service and by his death it included more than 4,000 pieces.

Nicholas Clausen

Salt

Digby Scott & Benjamin Smith II (marks between 1802-07)

Ice pail

Samuel Jackson (active 1829)

Sideboard dish"> Sideboard dish

Peter Carter (active 1807)

Pair of Jugs

Paul Storr (1771-1844)

Sideboard dish

Robert Smythier

Sconce

William Pitts (Free November 1784, active c.1806)

Tankard

? John Carter II

Tankard

John Bridge (1755-1834)

Sconce

Benjamin Smith II & James Smith (mark registered 1809-12)

Tazza ( part of the Grand Service)

William Pitts (Free November 1784, active c.1806)

Strawberry dish (part of The Grand Service)

Samuel Jackson (active 1829)

Sideboard dish"> Sideboard dish

Digby Scott & Benjamin Smith II (marks between 1802-07)

Dessert plate (part of The Grand Service)

John Bridge (1755-1834)

Ginger jar

Benjamin Smith II & James Smith (mark registered 1809-12)

Candelabra (part of The Grand Service)

Philip Rundell (1746-1827)

Cup and cover

Nicholas Sprimont (1716-71)

Set of sauce ladles

Philip Rundell (1746-1827)

Stand (part of The Grand Service)

William Pitts (Free November 1784, active c.1806)

Sideboard dish

Philip Rundell (1746-1827)

Milk jug