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Gilbert Collection

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Magnificent Gilbert Collection of fine decorative arts

The Rosalind and Arthur Gilbert Collection of silver, gold, mosaics, gold boxes and portrait... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
KLE2013
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Centreville, Virginia
Astounding art collection from a British ex-pat

This amazing collection of various silver and goldware, jewelled snuff boxes, micromosaics, and... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2011
sandra3120
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Miami, Florida
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14 Jul 2016
“Magnificent Gilbert Collection of fine decorative arts”
22 Dec 2011
“Astounding art collection from a British ex-pat”
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

The Rosalind and Arthur Gilbert Collection of silver, gold, mosaics, gold boxes and portrait miniatures is now permanently housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Mr. Gilbert was born in Britain and made his fortune in the California Real Estate market. The collection was first...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

This amazing collection of various silver and goldware, jewelled snuff boxes, micromosaics, and numerous other important artwork wass bequeathed to the govrnment by Arthur Gilbert, a British man who achieved enormous success in real estate in the US. It was formerly exhibited at Somerset House,...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed 16 October 2007

A very under-rated attraction in general. The major features are collections of silver, snuffboxes and mini-mosaics. While they sound so utterly boring the craftsmanship required to make these things is staggering. Many of the items are well over a century old but are still in...More

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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