Gilbert Collection of Gold and Silver

By: Timothy B. Schroder

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Bound in black cloth with a design and lettering in gold. Dark red end papers with a design in black matching the one on the binding. 688 pp. Grey pictorial dust jacket. Book is in fine condition. Dust jacket is in near fine condition with some creasing and slight tearing around the edges and very light foxing inside jacket. Due to this book's size and/or weight, additional shipping may be needed. Full refund if not satisfied.


The Gilberts' earliest acquisitions of silver in the late 1960s were made with essentially decorative purposes in mind. By about 1970, however, the Gilberts had begun to develop a serious interest in the craftsmanship of the finest goldsmith's work. Typical of their first purchases are the replica of the Warwick Vase, a pair of entree dishes from the Norfolk Service, and the magnificent candelabrum centerpiece, all by the English goldsmith Paul Storr (1771 - 1844). These and other early acquisitions established the criteria that guided the formation of the collection through the state documents by William Ezelle Jones 1977 catalogue, the works being generally of outstanding quality and possessing, in Arthur Gilbert's express, a monumentality that reflected the grandeur of the style of life for which they were made. That this has continued to be a major element in the collection is illustrated by certain subsequent acquisitions, such as the astonishing Russian gates, the Lafayette vase, and the Indian howdah.

Title: Gilbert Collection of Gold and Silver

Author Name: Timothy B. Schroder

Illustrator: Illustrated with photographs

Categories: Antiques & Collectibles,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art: 1988

ISBN Number: 0500014523

ISBN Number 13: 9780500014523

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 060517