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Exhibition: Moscow, Kremlin Museum, 2014. 428 pages with 430 colour illustrations. Hardback. 34 x 26cms.
Explores the development of the jeweller’s art in various regions of India in the last five hundred years, the interaction between Persia, India, and Europe, and cultural exchange between European and Indian jewellery traditions. The exhibition includes more than 300 pieces, many shown for the first time, and drawn from museums, institutions and private collections from around the world. ISBN: 9780992840419
Jaffer, Amin: Beyond Extravagance: Gems and Jewels of Royal India.
New York: 2013. 416 pages, with 250 illustrations. Hardcover in slipcase. 35 x 28cms.
Explores more than four centuries of Indian jewelled objects through the Al-Thani Collection, demonstrating the evolution of style and technique in court jewellery from the peak of the Mughal imperial patronage, to inventive creations of the 21st century. Key pieces include a carved jade dagger hilt owned by Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal; a group of engraved imperial Mughal spinels; a collection of enamelled objects from Hyderabad, the Arcot II diamond and Taj Mahal emerald; a choker made by Cartier for the Maharaja of Patiala, in addition to contemporary creations by JAR and Bhagat using historic Indian stones. ISBN: 9781614281290
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