Timothy Schroder is a renowned expert on antique silver and silver-gilt, a term referring to silver objects that are coated or gilded with a thin layer of gold to give them an extraordinary luster. Some of the most beautiful silver-gilt was made in the 18th and 19th centuries in Britain and collected by the Annenbergs who used it for entertaining.
Mr. Schroder, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a member of the London Diocesan Advisory Committee, and a member of the Court of Assistants of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, has written several books and articles on antique silver; he consults in England on antiquities and antique silver. Mr. Schroder spoke at the City of Rancho Mirage Library. His three-part lecture is below.