Swan centrepiece by Asprey

This magnificent Mute Swan centrepiece by Asprey, made in 1985, is one of the stars of the Gilbert Collection. It took pride of place in Arthur and Rosalinde Gilbert's villa in Los Angeles, sitting either on a sideboard or in the centre of the table. Life-size, naturalistic and exquisitely hand-crafted, the swan perfectly demonstrates the continued skill of London goldsmiths in the late 20th century.