This early 20th century book remains one of the most definitive surveys of Indian jewellery. It showcases native ornaments from across British India, divided into ten regional sections: Delhi and the United Provinces of Agra and Oud; Rajputana and Malwa; Panjab, Kashmir, Afghanistan; Bombay Presidency; Bombay [and Central Provinces]; Madras Presidency; Bengal; Eastern Bengal and Tibet; Eastern Bengal, Burma and Nepal; Antique jewellery and ornaments.
It is comprised of 167 plates, of which 32 are in colour, and some heightened in gilt, and the others mostly photographic. There are 135 plates in monochrome.
Thomas Holbein Hendley (1847-1917) was a British physician in the Indian Medical service. He was deeply interested in Indian art and helped establish the Jaipur Museum (presently the Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur).
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AuthorThomas Holbein Hendley
PublisherThe Journal of Indian Art, London
DimensionsH: 37.5 x W: 28 x D: 2.6 cm
Genre: Rare Books