Gilbert Collection

1 Jan 2000 — 1 Jan 2020 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, United Kingdom

15 JULY 2017
Centrepiece, Asprey & Co plc, 1985, England. Museum no. Loan:Gilbert.860-2008. © The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Centrepiece, Asprey & Co plc, 1985, England. Museum no. Loan:Gilbert.860-2008. © The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection celebrates some of the most beautiful objects ever made, many in precious materials, and often on a small scale.

It is famous for European and British masterpieces including gold and silver, gold boxes, painted enamels and mosaics.

Their passion for craftsmanship and beauty prompted Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913 – 2001) and his first wife Rosalinde (1913 – 1995) to acquire the very best objects in their collecting areas.

Always intended for the public, the V&A has been the home of this collection since 2008.