ISBN 9781851773817,Luxury Goods From India The Art Of Indian Cabinet

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ISBN 9781851773817
Publisher

Publication Year 2004
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781851773817

ISBN-10 1851773819
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

The Arts

This sumptuous treasury-covering furniture and other luxury objects d'art from India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma), and Nepal-focuses on highlights from the outstanding collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. With a lively text that will be indispensable to collectors, dealers, and scholars, and of considerable appeal to anyone with an interest in Indian culture, Luxury Goods from India contains specially commissioned color photographs of exquisite pieces, many of which are embellished with ivory or mother of pearl or inlaid with precious stones. The 50 pieces in this volume, dating from the fifteenth to the late nineteenth century, demonstrate all the diversity and skill of Indian craftsmanship and tell a fascinating story about the changing role of domestic objects and their use in the subcontinent. They illustrate the subtle interaction between European and Indian tastes and sensibilities, and chart the course of colonial patronage. Many pieces illustrated here have never been published before, and Amin Jaffer's scholarly yet accessible text throws new light on an astonishingly rich yet largely unexplored tradition.