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  • Materials and Techniques:

    Raised, cast, punched, chased and engraved gold

  • 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

Gold columbine cup standing on a hexafoil foot, chased with acanthus foliage and a baluster stem, the waisted bowl of hexafoil section chased with lobes and panels of flowers

Materials and Techniques

Raised, cast, punched, chased and engraved gold

Marks and inscriptions

PRESENTED / TO / John & Elizabeth / Drinkwater / ON THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY / OF THEIR / WEDDING DAY / 23rd Novr 1857 / BY / Their Affectionate / Children / James Drinkwater / WIllm Leece Drinkwater / Peter Bourne Drinkwater / Eliza Lowe / Eliner Leece Drinkwater
Engraved in cartouche beneath lip

London hallmarks for 1857-1858

mark for Edward II and John Barnard

Object history note

Provenance: Purchased from Garrard and Company, Ltd., London, 1983.

Descriptive line

Cup, gold, Edward II and John Barnard, and Original leather box, 1857.

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

Schroder, Timothy. The Gilbert collection of gold and silver. Los Angeles (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 1988, cat. no. 130, pp. 480-82. ISBN.0875871445

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Coats of arms; Acanthus foliage


Metalwork Collection

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