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The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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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.
Mahogany casket with five panels made of pietre dure and coloured marbles depicting fruits and floral arrangements.
Height: 26.0 cm, Width: 39.0 cm, Depth: 31.0 cm
Object history note
Provenance: Collection. A. Cook, London.
Mahogany casket with five panels made of pietre dure and coloured marbles, Florence, 1740.
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
The Gilbert Mosaic Collection, Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1975
Avery, Charles, assisted by Arthur Emperatori. Mosaics from the Gilbert Collection: summary catalogue. London : H.M.S.O., 1975
Mahogany; Marble; Brass; Gold; Hardstones; Chalcedony; Lapis lazuli; Jasper; Agate; Amethyst; Limestone