Treasures from the Al Thani Collection. Exhibitions held in The Palace Museum, Beijing, 2018.

This three-volume set covers two exhibitions held in the Meridian Hall Galleries of the Forbidden City in Beijing in 2018. The exhibitions are a monumental survey of pieces from the Al Thani Collection together with very prestigious loans from the al-Sabah and Ortiz collections and the Fabergé Museum.

The first volume of the set documents the exhibition “The Gems and Jewels of India”. It is split into different sections including: The Mughal Treasury; Dynastic Gem and Jewels; Objects of Jade and Rock Crystal; Objects in Gold and Enamel; Regalia and Jewelled Ornaments; Cartier and the Great European Jewellers, and, finally, Contemporary Creations.

The second and third volumes both document a second exhibition, held in 2018, entitled “Masterpieces from a Royal Collection”. Volume II focuses on ‘The Ancient World’ and ‘The Wider World’. The former includes Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Mesopotamian and Iranian works as well as Central Asian treasures, whilst the latter has objects from China, Pre- Columbian Central and South America, Africa and the Pacific.

Volume III is split more specifically into ‘The Islamic World’ and ‘The European World’. Each theme is further devided into sub sections which cover all aspects of art including Manuscripts, Miniatures, Metalwork and Textiles, or Medieval Reliquaries, Limoges Enamels, Renaissance Jewellery, Rock Crystal and Wunderkammer objects, Silver, Jewellery (Cartier, Melerio, Chaumet, Bolin) and 54 pieces by Fabergé.

Text in English and Chinese.


Price:   £350.00  ISBN 9787513410977

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New in! Paul Klee and Max Slevogt: Die Reise nach Ägypten


A catalogue in two volumes from the exhibition devoted to the separate journeys made to Egypt by Paul Klee and Max Slevogt, this publication meticulously lists the course of both tours and the resulting art works, focusing on Egypt not only as a major source of artistic inspiration and Zeitgeist but as representative of the desire to come to terms with the unknown yet familiar space.

Dehmer, Andreas, Anette Kruszynski, Friederike Seyfried et al: Paul Klee and Max Slevogt: Die Reise nach Ägypten. 2. Exhibition: Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlung and Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein, 2014. Vol 1: 184 pages; Vol 2: 168 pages. Illustrated in colour throughout. Hardback. 30 x 24cms.

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