Room 71: Huguenot, Regency and Virtuoso silver
The silver in the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection is diverse, both in terms of the periods and geography covered, and also the styles represented. Silver and gold from the late 15th to the 19th centuries from Britain, Continental Europe and India make up the collection, which includes objects ranging from teaspoons to monastery gates. English 18th-century silver accounts for about a third of the collection, which reflects Sir Arthur's particular interest in the Rococo.
This impressive collection not only provides a broad picture of the development of silver styles and techniques in Europe through the centuries, but represents the work of influential silversmiths such as the Huguenot silversmith Paul de Lamerie (1688–1751), and Paul Storr (1771–1844).
Room 71 is on Level 3 of the V&A South Kensington.