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.

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Price:   £350.00  ISBN 9787513410977

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New In! Les Collections de Monsieur Frère de Louis XIV

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Traces the evolution and use of French silverware in the time of Louis XIV, as represented in the now dispersed collection of silverware, jewellery and precious metal of his brother, Philippe d’Orléans, here reconstructed through the study of private archives and inventories, with previously unpublished objects and new research on the French national collections.

By Paul Micio, Somogy, 2014, 360 pages, with 220 illustrations and a CD-Rom, Hard cover, 32 x 24 cms, text in French, £45

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