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Gold Collection

Captivating and radiant, gold has always held a mesmerizing allure

Background imageGold Collection: Gypsy Splendour - Laura Knight

Gypsy Splendour - Laura Knight
Oil on Canvas 101.6 x 76.2

Background imageGold Collection: Gold Hill in Winter, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

Gold Hill in Winter, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

Background imageGold Collection: King George V as Colonel-in-Chief of Black Watch

King George V as Colonel-in-Chief of Black Watch
King George V (1865-1936) as Colonel-in-Chief of the Black Watch. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGold Collection: Currency: Ecu of Edward III of England (1327-1377). The king standing on a ship rising

Currency: Ecu of Edward III of England (1327-1377). The king standing on a ship rising
JLJ4663701 Currency: Ecu of Edward III of England (1327-1377). The king standing on a ship rising sword and shield to the arms of England

Background imageGold Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
King Arthur welcomes the Green Knight into the Banqueting Hall and invites him to dismount and eat with the company. Everyone is amazed to see the unexpected visitor

Background imageGold Collection: Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell

Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell
End of the 400 metres final at the 1924 Paris Olympics, showing Scot, Eric Liddell, crossing the finish line first. Liddell was made famous in the film, Chariots of Fire. Date: 1924

Background imageGold Collection: Pope Francis presides over Easter Holy Mass in St. Peters Square at the Vatican

Pope Francis presides over Easter Holy Mass in St. Peters Square at the Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageGold Collection: Anne Boleyn / Players / 23

Anne Boleyn / Players / 23
ANNE BOLEYN Second Queen of Henry VIII from 1533 until 1536

Background imageGold Collection: Mary, Queen of Scots in a red costume

Mary, Queen of Scots in a red costume
Mary, Queen of Scotland, in a striking red costume

Background imageGold Collection: Singer Rod Stewart performs in concert at Gateshead International Stadium, Tyne and Wear

Singer Rod Stewart performs in concert at Gateshead International Stadium, Tyne and Wear, England. Rod Stewart is a well known singer and songwriter born in Highgate

Background imageGold Collection: Gold mask of Tutankhamun, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Gold mask of Tutankhamun, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageGold Collection: Ornithoptera alexandrae, Queen Alexandras birdwing butterfly

Ornithoptera alexandrae, Queen Alexandras birdwing butterfly
A mounted specimen of Queen Alexandras birdwing butterfly from Papua New Guinea. Male specimen measuring 188 mm across wingtips. See 14964 for the female which is larger

Background imageGold Collection: Charlie Chaplin as the little tramp

Charlie Chaplin as the little tramp
Film actor and director Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), film star and director, seen here in his little tramp costume, probably in a still from his 1925 film, The Gold Rush

Background imageGold Collection: London Pride & Gold. Rod

London Pride & Gold. Rod
SAXIFRAGA URBIUM (LONDON PRIDE) and SOLIDAGO VIRGAUREA (GOLDEN ROD) depicted with various butterflies

Background imageGold Collection: Sobranie cigarettes advertisement, 1963

Sobranie cigarettes advertisement, 1963
Advertisement for Sobranie Cocktail cigarettes, available in a variety of fancy rainbow colours with gold tips - like all the best parties well bred, well dressed and perfectly packed. Date: 1963

Background imageGold Collection: Three Jowett Models 1952

Three Jowett Models 1952
The Bradford will disappear without a trace; but the Jupiter and especially the Javelin will attract many admirers for their sporty looks and performance

Background imageGold Collection: Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens in the Long Jump

Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens in the Long Jump
Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens (1913-1980) in the Long Jump, producing his gold medal-winning leap of 26 ft 5 in (one of four golds he won at this games). Date: 1936

Background imageGold Collection: Ice Skating Rink below the Rockefeller Centre building on Fifth Avenue

Ice Skating Rink below the Rockefeller Centre building on Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageGold Collection: Miss Dorothy Pagets Golden Miller in action

Miss Dorothy Pagets Golden Miller in action
Will he win the National" again? GOLDEN MILLER: The photograph was taken at Leicester when " The Miller" had little more than gentle exercise in disposing of five other moderate

Background imageGold Collection: The Heavenly Ladder of Saint John of Climacus (tempera & gold on wood)

The Heavenly Ladder of Saint John of Climacus (tempera & gold on wood)
3469106 The Heavenly Ladder of Saint John of Climacus (tempera & gold on wood) by Byzantine, (12th century); 41.3 x 29.9 cm; Monastery of Saint Catherine, Mount Sinai, Egypt; out of copyright

Background imageGold Collection: MARYLAND. USA. Tall ship the Kalmar Nyckel. Chesapeake Bay

MARYLAND. USA. Tall ship the Kalmar Nyckel. Chesapeake Bay

Background imageGold Collection: A golden statue of a reclining laughing Buddha covered in small Buddhas

A golden statue of a reclining laughing Buddha covered in small Buddhas, Qinghefang Old Street in Wushan district of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, Asia

Background imageGold Collection: Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Background imageGold Collection: Cross of Lothair II. Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Germany

Cross of Lothair II. Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Germany
Cross of the Emperor Lothair II (835-869). 11th century. Gold and precious gems. Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Germany

Background imageGold Collection: WAGNER: DAS RHEINGOLD. The Rhinemaidens guarding their gold in the opening scene of Richard

WAGNER: DAS RHEINGOLD. The Rhinemaidens guarding their gold in the opening scene of Richard Wagners Das Rheingold. Line engraving from a German newspaper of 1876 following the first complete

Background imageGold Collection: Ford Capri British

Ford Capri British

Background imageGold Collection: Mask of Tutankhamun

Mask of Tutankhamun
The famous mask of Pharoah TUTANKHAMUN, ruler of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt 1361 - 1352 BC, (Egyptian Museum, Cairo), made of solid gold, with inlaid glass and lapis lazuli

Background imageGold Collection: Poster for Frank Capra Season at BFI Southbank (29 October - 30 December 2010)

Poster for Frank Capra Season at BFI Southbank (29 October - 30 December 2010)
Claudette Colbert It Happened One Night (1948)

Background imageGold Collection: Poster for David Fincher Season at BFI Southbank (2 - 31 January 2009)

Poster for David Fincher Season at BFI Southbank (2 - 31 January 2009)
BFI Southbank Poster David Fincher Brad Pitt in David Finchers Fight Club

Background imageGold Collection: Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031

Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031
OSBORNE HOUSE, Isle of Wight. Interior view. The Drawing Room. Some items shown maybe on loan from the Royal Collection

Background imageGold Collection: India, Punjab, Amritsar, - Golden Temple, The Harmandir Sahib, Amrit Sagar - lake

India, Punjab, Amritsar, - Golden Temple, The Harmandir Sahib, Amrit Sagar - lake of Nectar

Background imageGold Collection: Icon (oil on wood panel)

Icon (oil on wood panel)
XBP394806 Icon (oil on wood panel) by Russian School, (18th century); Private Collection; Photo eBoltin Picture Library; Russian, out of copyright

Background imageGold Collection: Gold Prospecting

Gold Prospecting
Gold prospectors in Australia panning water and silt in search of small nuggets of the precious metal. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

Background imageGold Collection: A 12th century Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin Mary and Child, Aya Sofya

A 12th century Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin Mary and Child, Aya Sofya, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageGold Collection: MV Agusta 750 F4

MV Agusta 750 F4

Background imageGold Collection: The back of the gold-plated throne, showing queen Ankhesenamun putting the finishing touches to

The back of the gold-plated throne, showing queen Ankhesenamun putting the finishing touches to the kings toilet, from the tomb of the pharoah Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings

Background imageGold Collection: Acme Moustache Guard

Acme Moustache Guard
The Acme Moustache Guard. Solid comfort while eating. No use for napkins - does not interfere with use of mouth. Made of gold or silver plate. Everyone should have one!

Background imageGold Collection: Northampton / Gold Street

Northampton / Gold Street
GOLD STREET with an electric tram

Background imageGold Collection: Picture No. 11768893

Picture No. 11768893
DOG - pug - wearing gold chain headphones & sunglasses Digtal Manipulation: Props PAB DOG - pug - wearing gold chain headphones & sunglasses Digtal Manipulation: Props PAB Date:

Background imageGold Collection: Two ladies in blue and gold masks, Venice Carnival, Venice, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Two ladies in blue and gold masks, Venice Carnival, Venice, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imageGold Collection: Medieval goldsmith at work

Medieval goldsmith at work
Workshop of Etienne Delaulne, a goldsmith in Paris, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageGold Collection: Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham, 1945

Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham, 1945
Farther West leading Red Rower, the eventual winner, round the course at Cheltenham on Gold Cup day. The Hack, going well, is lying third

Background imageGold Collection: Ferrari 488 Pista 2019 Red gold wheels

Ferrari 488 Pista 2019 Red gold wheels
FER792508

Background imageGold Collection: Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink)

Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink)
985820 Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink) by Berger, Anthony (fl.1861-65); 10.1x6.1 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Abraham Lincoln)

Background imageGold Collection: Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Kirkcaldy

Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Kirkcaldy
Advert for Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Manufacturers of Floor Cloth, Linoleum and Cork Carpet, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. 1905

Background imageGold Collection: Coats of Arms for Colleges of Cambridge University

Coats of Arms for Colleges of Cambridge University. Date: circa 1910

Background imageGold Collection: Second degree masonic tracing board, 1819 (oil on wood)

Second degree masonic tracing board, 1819 (oil on wood)
3057576 Second degree masonic tracing board, 1819 (oil on wood) by Bowring, Josiah (1757-1832); Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London, UK; eMuseum of Freemasonry; British, out of copyright

Background imageGold Collection: Golden Mask of Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun

Golden Mask of Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun
The famous mask of Pharoah TUTANKHAMUN, ruler of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt 1361 - 1352 BC, (Egyptian Museum, Cairo), made of solid gold, with inlaid glass and lapis lazuli




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Captivating and radiant, gold has always held a mesmerizing allure. From the vibrant brushstrokes of Gypsy Splendour by Laura Knight to the opulent adornments of Anne Boleyn and her entourage in their golden attire, this precious metal has long been associated with splendor and royalty. In the realm of sports, gold symbolizes triumph and victory. Just like Eric Liddell's unforgettable Olympic 400m race finish in 1924, where his determination propelled him to claim the ultimate prize. And let us not forget the resplendent gold mask of Tutankhamun, housed within the Egyptian Museum in Cairo; a testament to ancient craftsmanship that continues to captivate visitors from around the world. Literature too finds its golden moments. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren, we witness tales woven with valor and honor - qualities as enduring as gold itself. Meanwhile, nature showcases its own golden wonders through creatures like Ornithoptera alexandrae, also known as Queen Alexandra's birdwing butterfly; an exquisite reminder of nature's artistry. Gold is not confined to art or nature alone but also plays a significant role in religious ceremonies worldwide. As Pope Francis presides over Easter Holy Mass at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, his presence exudes reverence amidst a sea of devoted followers adorned with touches of shimmering gold. Music takes on a golden hue when legendary singer Rod Stewart graces stages across Tyne and Wear with his timeless performances at Gateshead International Stadium – an experience that glimmers eternally in fans' memories. Even architectural marvels embrace this captivating color palette: think of ice skaters gracefully gliding below Rockefeller Centre building on Fifth Avenue – their movements reflecting off icy surfaces while surrounded by glistening lights that evoke visions of pure enchantment.