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Kettle, Stand and Lamp

1736-1737 (hallmarked)
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.
On long-term loan to Los Angeles County Museum from 2010.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Kettle
  • Stand and Lamp
  • Cover
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Silver, London hallmarks for 1736-37, mark of Paul de Lamerie
Physical Description
Silver kettle in the shape of a pumpkin, chased with alternating concave and convex broad vertical fluting, engraved with a later baron's coronet and the monogram "SC". The stand rests on three paw-and-scroll feet with shell-and-ribbon swags between and holds a plain lamp with a detachable cover.
Dimensions
  • Height: 33cm
  • Weight: 1850g
Marks and Inscriptions
  • London hallmarks for 1736-37
  • Mark of Paul de Lamerie
  • Engraved with a baron's coronet and the initials SC (Unidentified)
Credit line
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Object history
Provenance: David Orgell, Inc., Beverley Hills, 1971.
Subjects depicted
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.

On long-term loan to Los Angeles County Museum from 2010.
Bibliographic References
  • Christies's Review of the Year 1964-1965. London: Constable [etc.], p.133
  • Hillier, Bevis. 'The Gilbert Collection of Silver'. The Connoisseur, June 1976, vol. 192, no. 772, pp. 114, 115 no. 4, 118.
  • Schroder, Timothy. The Gilbert collection of gold and silver. Los Angeles (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 1988, cat. no.56, pp. 224-25. ISBN.0875871445
  • Williams, Elizabeth A. The Gilbert Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), 2010, fig. 3, p. 26. ISBN 9780875872100
  • Jones, William Ezelle, Monumental Silver: Selections from the Gilbert Collection. Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1977no.9
  • Gilbert, Arthur. Monumental Silver: The Gilbert Collection, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1974no.5
Other Numbers
  • SG 22 - Arthur Gilbert Number
  • M.75.135.42 - LACMA
  • L.2010.9.19a-b - LACMA Loan Number 2010
  • SG 122B - Arthur Gilbert Number
  • 1996.907 - The Gilbert Collection, Somerset House
Collection
Accession Number
LOAN:GILBERT.685:1-2008

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record createdJune 26, 2008
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