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Dehejia, Vidya.
Delight in Design. Indian Silver for the Raj.

Mappin Publishing / Grantha: 2008.

A richly illustrated volume that focuses on the remarkable ornamented silverware produced by Indian craftsmen during the period of the British Raj. Indian silversmiths created elegant silver tea services, bowls, wine and water ewers, beer mugs and goblets to adorn the sideboards or mantelpieces in British Raj homes. Five essays explore different facets of the production and consumption of Indian silver for the Raj, including regional styles. There are also chapters on calling card cases and tea services.

Hardcover. 10"x12", 223 pages, 219 color illustrations, dust jacket. New condition.

Inventory #: 90297
Price: $ 65.00      

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