Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.


  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • 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.


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.

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


Pietre dure


Metalwork Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.