Title: Bejewelled Treasures: The Al-Thani ...
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Book Condition: New
Published to accompany the V&A exhibition, Bejewelled: Treasures of the Al-Thani Collection, 21 November 2015 to 28 March 2016. This sumptuous book invites the reader to examine in exquisite detail, spectacular jewelled and enamel objects, and to explore the broader themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery. Num Pages: 144 pages, 120 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: AFKG; AGC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 260 x 297 x 22. Weight in Grams: 1468. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781851778577
Synopsis: This sumptuous book invites readers to examine in exquisite detail some of the world?s finest and rarest examples of Indian jewelry from one of the world?s preeminent collections, objects once owned by the great maharajas, nizams, sultans, and emperors of India from the 17th to the 20th century. Highlights include a rare gold finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan (1750?1799), inlaid with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds and in the shape of a tiger?s head, and a dagger with a stunningly carved jade hilt and a watered steel blade inlaid with gold owned by Shah Jahan. Other pieces reveal the dramatic changes that took place in Indian jewelry design during the early 20th century. This glorious book also examines the influence that India itself had on avant-garde European jewelry made by Cartier and other leading houses and concludes with contemporary pieces made by JAR and Viren Bhagat of Mumbai, which are inspired by a creative fusion of Mughal motifs and art deco ?Indian? designs.
Product Description: Published to accompany the V&A exhibition, Bejewelled: Treasures of the Al-Thani Collection, 21 November 2015 to 28 March 2016. This sumptuous book invites the reader to examine in exquisite detail, spectacular jewelled and enamel objects, drawn from a single private collection, and to explore the broader themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery. Highlights include a rare jewelled finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan, Mughal jades and a stunningly carved dagger owned by Shah Tajan. Featuring 100 objects, this book examines the origins of these precious artefacts from the treasury of the Mughal emperors and the courts of Hindustan. The author also looks at the influence that India had on avantgarde European jewellery made by Cartier and other leading houses and concludes with contemporary pieces made by JAR (hailed as the Faberge of our times) and Viren Bhagat, which are inspired by a creative fusion of Mughal motifs and Art Deco 'Indian' designs.
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