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Teacups and Saucers
In October 1875 Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, set off on a four-month tour of the Indian subcontinent. During his travels the Prince was presented with a wide array of beautiful gifts ranging from brooches to swords and from military figures to an articulated golden fish. Each item was intricately wrought, often in precious metals with jewel-encrusted details. Not only did the presentation of these pieces forge a personal link between the Prince and the gift-giver, but, as a collection, these exquisite objects proved to be highly influential on European taste and design.
This fascinating publication presents the reader with a miscellany of South Asian works of art, through which the author tells the story of the Prince’s journey alongside the history of these intriguing objects.
25.5 x 21 cm.
More than 150 colour illustrations.
ISBN 978 1 909741 42 3.
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Rest of World - From £30
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Product code: 100961