Personal favourites: Gold and Silver from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection

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    Gallery 65

DISPLAY: Superlative silver was the first area in which Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913-2001), one of the great collectors of the twentieth century, collected. From the 1960s onwards the London-born Los Angeles property tycoon sought expert advice, but also made some idiosyncratic choices.

This display features a selection of his favourite masterpieces in silver and gold, including a Venetian Renaissance bowl and a 1907 Tiffany’s gold cup. The collection of more than 1,000 objects is now at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It continues to evolve as the most recent acquisition of a Royal Christening Cup shows.

Displays complement our permanent collections; there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.

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