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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Quick Silver

[Pencil drawing on paper from the workshop of Oomersee Mawjee, the most famous Kutch silversmith during the Raj-period. Click here to learn more about the drawings included in
 Delight in Design.]

The other day I hastily mentioned the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts's soon-to-open show, Indian Silver for the Raj, but neglected to share a really great related link: Columbia University's micro-site for the 2009 exhibition, Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj.

[Tea service, circa 1900, crafted in Lucknow. Also from Delight in Design.]

With the VMFA's recent acquisition of a large and important Colonial Indian silver collection, Richmond will now be a destination for anyone inspired by the Anglo-Indian aesthetic, even long after Maharaja closes in August. So stay tuned for a more in-depth post. 

BTW, the Delight in Design catalogue is available at the VMFA gift shop.


Laura Casey Interiors said...

What a beautiful and detailed drawing, I love seeing it. The silver is stunning, I adore the elephant on top of the teapot.

Style Court said...

Couldn't resist the elephant :)

I'm thrilled we've got the opportunity to see this collection in Virginia.

Tokyo Jinja said...

You are making me think I need to road trip to Richmond this summer!

Anonymous said...

here is some interesting indian silver as well .. !