The Royal Ice Pail by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell

By far the greatest silver service ever created was the "Grand Service" made by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell for King George IV of England. It took approximately 10 years to complete and cost an amazing £100,000 (this is about $15 million in today's money). The great majority of this service resides in Windsor Castle and is still used by the Queen. Watch as Bill Rau describes this incredible ice pail in detail and tells the amazing story of how it eventually came on to the market.
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