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  Susan Stronge

Bejewelled Treasures

176 страниц. 2015 год.
This sumptuous book invites the reader to examine in exquisite detail some of the world’s finest and most rare examples of Indian Jewellery. Highlights include a rare jewelled gold finial, inlaid with diamonds, rubies and emeralds and in the shape of a tiger’s head from the throne of Tipu Sultan (1750-1799), known as the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ and a dagger owned by Shah Jahan with a stunningly carved jade hilt and a watered steel blade inlaid with gold. Other pieces reveal the dramatic changes that took place in Indian jewellery design during the early 20th century. The book also examines the influence that India had on avant-garde 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 of Mumbai, which are inspired by a creative fusion of Mughal motifs and Art Deco ‘Indian’ designs.
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