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Plaque

Plaque

  • Date:

    1800-1899 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Coloured marbles and gold painted wooden frame

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:GILBERT.904:1-2008

  • 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

Rectangular piece of black marble inlaid with a cartouche-shaped coat of arms of coloured marbles with a white scroll below displaying the motto TE IPSUM NE EXTRA QUÆRAS.

Date

1800-1899 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Coloured marbles and gold painted wooden frame

Marks and inscriptions

The arms are those of Pocklington of Nottinghamshire and Cumberland, quartering Rowe and with others in pretence, with the motto TE IPSUM NE EXTRA QUÆRAS.

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm, Width: 17.1 cm

Object history note

Provenance: Collection. A. Cook, London, 1969.

Descriptive line

Plaque - coat of arms. Coloured marbles, 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Massinelli, Anna Maria with contributions by Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel. Hardstones: The Gilbert Collection. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd. in association with The Gilbert Collection, 2000. 329 p., ill. Cat. no. 92, p. 208. ISBN 0856675105.

Materials

Marble; Paint; Wood

Techniques

Inlay (process); Painting (coating); Framing

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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