Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels (Trade Edition)

Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels (Trade Edition)

BY Dr Amin Jaffer (editor)

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Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels presents a journey through the history of Indian jeweled objects.
This book will awaken a new understanding of the diverse tradition of Indian jewelry through pieces that span more than four hundred years. Assembled with a passion for gems and a love of Indian craftsmanship, each item sheds light on the evolution of style and technique in court jewelry from the peak of the Mughal imperial patronage, the rich commissions of Maharajas under the British Raj, the celebrated Indian commissions of Cartier, to the 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 enameled objects from Hyderabad, the Arcot II diamond and Taj Mahal emerald; a choker made by Cartier for the Maharaja of Patiala, as well as stunning contemporary creations by JAR and Bhagat using historic Indian stones.

There is also a limited handwoven brocade edition -only 100 copies- in a clamshell case.
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Events
On November 28th, 2013, Dr Amin Jaffer signed Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels at the at the Assouline Boutique at the Claridge's in London - Click here to see pictures of this event

Specifications:
ISBN: 9781614281290
11 x 14 in – 28 x 35 cm
416 pages | 250 illustrations
Hardcover in a luxury slipcase

About the Author
Dr. Amin Jaffer is the International Director of Asian Art at Christie's. He specializes in Indian art in the age of European influence. Prior to his tenure at Christie's, he was a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Dr. Jaffer wrote a number of books including, Furniture from British India and Ceylon (V&A, 2001), Luxury Goods from India (V&A, 2002) and Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely India (Vendome Press, 2006).

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Dr Amin Jaffer presents Beyond Extravagance.



Press
Vogue.fr- "Jewelry 2013: 15 Coffee Table Books", December 24th, 2013
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The Jewellery Editor – "Assouline Publishing explores the history of Indian jewellery with new book Beyond Extravagance", December 2013
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The Wall Street Journal – "Big Small Talk", December 5th, 2013
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Paris Match (France)– "Dans le secret des joyaux indiens", November 29th, 2013
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QueJadore.com (France)– "Beyond Extravagance: L'histoire des prestigieux joyaux orientaux", November 21st, 2013
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WWD – “New Book Showcases Al Thani Family Jewelry", November 21st, 2013
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eStylista – “Amin Jaffer on Indian Jewellery and His New Book, Beyond Extravagance", November 18th, 2013
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Style.com/Arabia – “Assouline Releases Collector Edition Book Dedicated To Indian Jewelry", November 18th, 2013
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L'Express (France) – “Les bijoux d'Orient célébrés dans un livre", November 16th, 2013
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Spear's (UK) – “Review of Beyond Extravagance", November 16th, 2013
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Vogue (France) – “Beyond Extravagance, les joyaux du monde indien", November 15th, 2013
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The New York Times International – “A Sweeping Look at More Than 4 Centuries of Jewelry From India”, November 12th, 2013
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A.lain R. T.ruong (France) – “Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels”, November 6th, 2013
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Blouin Artinfo – “Beyond Extravagance Presents A Sumptuous History of Indian Jewelry”, November 5th, 2013
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Jewels du Jour – “Assouline presents Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels”, November 5th, 2013
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T Magazine (New York Times) – “By Design | High Season for High Jewels”, October 28th, 2013
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Les Echos (France) – “Quand le Qatar fait flamber la cote des bijoux indiens”, October 4th, 2013
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