Bejewelled Treasures: The Al-Thani Collection

151682
Susan Stronge

Description

This sumptuous book invites you to examine in exquisite detail in 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 avant-garde European jewellery made by Cartier and other leading houses and concludes with contemporary pieces.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    144
  • Dimensions
    295 x 255 mm
  • ISBN
    9781851778577
  • Code
    151682
  • Status
    In stock for immediate dispatch
Our Price
$69.99