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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Gold, Silver and Mosaics, Room 72, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Galleries

Brooch

ca.1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde formed one of the world's great decorative art collections, including silver, mosaics, enamelled portrait miniatures and gold boxes. Arthur Gilbert donated his extraordinary collection to Britain in 1996.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Micromosaic
Brief Description
Mosaic brooch with cupid, micromosaic and gold, Rome, 1800.
Physical Description
Oval micromosaic brooch depicting Cupid in a chariot drawn by a pair of stags on a black background.
Dimensions
  • Length: 7.7cm
  • Width: 6.1cm
  • Height: 1.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Elizabeth P. Pearson / from / my aunt / A.S.B. / 1843 (engraved on back of gold mount)
Credit line
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Object history
Provenance: Elizabeth P. Pearson. Le Vieux Paris, Los Angeles, 1975.
Summary
Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde formed one of the world's great decorative art collections, including silver, mosaics, enamelled portrait miniatures and gold boxes. Arthur Gilbert donated his extraordinary collection to Britain in 1996.
Bibliographic Reference
Gabriel, Jeanette Hanisee with contributions by Anna Maria Massinelli and essays by Judy Rudoe and Massimo Alfieri. Micromosaics: The Gilbert Collection. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd. in association with The Gilbert Collection, 2000. 310 p., ill. Cat. no. 164, p. 232. ISBN 0856675113.
Other Numbers
  • MM 194 - Arthur Gilbert Number
  • 1996.612 - The Gilbert Collection, Somerset House
  • MM 297 - Arthur Gilbert Number
Collection
Accession Number
LOAN:GILBERT.161-2008

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record createdJune 19, 2008
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