Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj


Delight in Design is a richly illustrated volume that focuses on the remarkable ornamented silverware produced by Indian craftsmen during the period of the British Raj.

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Delight in Design is a richly illustrated volume that focuses on the remarkable ornamented silverware produced by Indian craftsmen during the period of the British Raj.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780944142431
  • Publisher: Mapin Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2008
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Whose Taste? Colonial Design, International Exhibitions, and Indian Silver Vidya Dehejia Dehejia, Vidya 8

'Designs to Suit Every Taste:' P. Orr & Sons and Swami Silverware Dipti Khera Khera, Dipti 20

A Cache Uncovered: Workshop Drawings of Oomersee Mawjee & Sons of Kutch Vidya Dehejia Dehejia, Vidya 38

'A House of Wonder:' Silver at the Delhi Durbar Exhibition of 1903 Yuthika Sharma Sharma, Yuthika 48

Testimonial Plate: Swashbuckling Silver Wynyard Wilkinson Wilkinson, Wynyard 65

Catalog Vidya Dehejia Dehejia, Vidya 68

The Calling Card and the Ritual of the Call 70

Tea and the Tea Service 82

Regional Styles of Silverware 98

Madras and Swami Silver 100

Kutch Embossed Silverware 126

Kashmir Silver: The 'Paisley,' and the Chinar Leaf 152

Lucknow Silver: The Jungle, and the Hunt 170

Alwar's Brief Experiment 180

Calcutta Sliver and Rural Scenes 184

Burmese Silver: The Jatakas and Ramayana 200

Bombay's Assorted Silver Styles 212

Glossary 220

Selected Bibliography 221

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