news — November 2, 2015 at 7:00 am

Al Thani jewelry on exhibition

Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani is not only one of the richest men in the world, besides being the caliph of Qatar. It is also a collector of art and, many people don’t knows, of jewelry. Of course, not any jewelry, but of rare and precious brooches that belonged to Indian maharajas, or refined period pieces signed by Cartier or other by Maison that are on Olympus of jewellery. The good news is that now this very special collection of jewelry will be shown to the public from 21 November until 28 March 2016 to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The exhibition includes spectacular pieces: exotic Mughal jades, or a rare pinnacle gold from the throne of Tipu Sultan, pieces that reveal profound changes that have taken place in the Indian jewelry design during the early 20th century. But the exhibition will also consider the influence that India has had on the jewels of European avant-garde, for example, on Cartier to contemporary pieces made by Jar and Bhagat, who are inspired by a creative fusion of reasons including those of the era Mughal and Art Deco.
Victoria and Albert Museum
10:00 to 17:45 every day
from 10.00 to 22.00 Friday (gallery openings reduced after 18:00)
Closed on 24, 25 and 26 December
Tickets: £ 10

Coppia di bracciali Kada da Bhagat, 2012, perle diamanti e platino
Coppia di bracciali Kada da Bhagat, 2012, perle diamanti e platino

Spilla da Bhagat, 2011. Platino, con diamanti, rubini, perle
Spilla da Bhagat, 2011. Platino, con diamanti, rubini, perle
Spilla Cintura di Cartier, intorno al 1920-1930
Spilla Cintura di Cartier, intorno al 1920-1930
Spilla di Cartier, 2012, in platino, smeraldi e diamanti
Spilla di Cartier, 2012, in platino, smeraldi e diamanti
Girocollo di Cartiercon rubini del 1931. Restaurato dal progetto originale
Girocollo di Cartiercon rubini del 1931. Restaurato dal progetto originale
Spilla a forma di pavone di Mellerio Meller, 1901, diamanti e oro
Spilla a forma di pavone di Mellerio Meller, 1901, diamanti e oro
Ornamento per turbante del Maharaja di Nawanagar, circa 1907
Ornamento per turbante del Maharaja di Nawanagar, circa 1907
Ornamento per turbante, Hyderabad, 1800-1850. Set di diamanti, perle e spinello
Ornamento per turbante, Hyderabad, 1800-1850. Set di diamanti, perle e spinello

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