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 catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum

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Now available:

Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, by Jeremy Warren

A three-volume fully illustrated catalogue of more than 500 pieces from the thirteenth century to the middle of the sixteenth, including Romanesque bronzes to Gothic ivories and High Renaissance sculpture. Volume I covers sculptures in metal, and volume II stone, clay, ivory, bone, and wood, with a final volume devoted to plaquettes.

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Oxford: 2014. With more than 1200 illustrations. Hardback. 30 x 24.5cms.

Price: £ 395.00

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New V&A Catalogue: Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1500

Now available for pre-order:

Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1500 by Paul Williamson and Glyn Davies 2 volumes. London: 2014. Together 928 pages, with 1060 colour illustrations. Hardback. 28.7 x 24.7cms.

Masterpieces from the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection of works from across Europe, such as Giovanni Pisano’s Crucified Christ, and numerous other statuettes, tabernacle polyptychs, and caskets, accompanied by newly commissioned colour images and radio-carbon dating of selected works. Includes a small group of Byzantine and Russian ivories, in addition to some fakes, which are also fully analysed and discussed.

Price: £150.00

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New in stock today: Baroque and Later Ivories by Marjorie Trusted

London: 2013. 528 pages, 800 illustrations in colour. Hardback. 29 x 24.5cms.

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A catalogue of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s entire collection of ivories produced after 1550, embracing works from Europe, the Far East, and South America, and including statuettes, reliefs, and boxes, among other examples. Includes a detailed entry for each piece, indices of subjects and artists, and a comprehensive bibliography. 

ISBN: 9781851777679

Price: GBP 85.00

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New Exhibition Catalogue in Stock Today

DiafaneSchmidt, D., and Maria Sframeli:  Diafane Passioni. Avori Barocchi dalle Corti Europee. 

Exhibition: Florence, Palazzo Pitti, 2013. 352pp., illustrated throughout in colour. Paperback. 28 x 24cms.

Accompanies the first exhibition devoted to baroque ivory sculptures, focusing upon Ferdinando I de’ Medici’s (1549-1609) superlative collection, supplemented by international loans from the Louvre and elsewhere. 

Text in Italian.
096974   £ 42.00

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