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Casket

  • Credit Line:

    The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:GILBERT.903:1-2008

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Physical description

Mahogany casket with five panels made of pietre dure and coloured marbles depicting fruits and floral arrangements.

Dimensions

Height: 26.0 cm, Width: 39.0 cm, Depth: 31.0 cm

Object history note

Provenance: Collection. A. Cook, London.

Descriptive line

Mahogany casket with five panels made of pietre dure and coloured marbles, Florence, 1740.

Materials

Mahogany; Marble; Brass; Gold; Hardstones; Chalcedony; Lapis lazuli; Jasper; Agate; Amethyst; Limestone

Techniques

Pietre dure

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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