Jeypore Enamels.

Jacob, Samuel Swinton & Thomas Holbein Hendley.

Book ID: 31026


Large 4to. 16 pp., 28 chromolithograph plates containing one hundred and twenty designs, tear repaired to plate 11, publisher's pictorial boards, rebacked and lightly rubbed, light damp stain to back of covers, occasional foxing, good copy otherwise, W. Griggs, London, first edition, 1886.


The art of enamelling on metal is successfully practised in many parts of India, but it is universally acknowledged that the best work on gold is produced at Jeypore, in Rajputana “The colours employed rival the tints of the rainbow in purity and brilliancy, and they are laid on the gold by the Jeypore artists with such exquisite taste that there is never a want of harmony, even when jewels are also used they serve to enhance the beauty of the enamel”.
Bibliographic reference: Creswell 572.

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