Fine examples of 17th - 20th century domestic silver

Important drinking vessels in the collection include a 17th century beaker, three ox-eye cups and a wide range of mugs and tankards wth capacity ranging from one half to six pints.

There is a superb Paul de Lamerie covered cup which was presented to the College by the Moseley family, plus several other important cups and trophies.

The role of silver in College life

Today we can enjoy an insight into how plate was used at the College in the past, because the purchase and repair of some pieces has been extensively documented – including three impressive late 18th century tureens, an early monteith, many tazzas and two argyles.

Certain items are associated with significant figures in the College's past, such as John Keble, or important silversmiths such as Omar Ramsden and Alwyn Carr.