PRECIOUS INDIAN WEAPONS AND OTHER PRINCELY ACCOUTREMENTS
504pp., 4to, colour photos.throughout, P.B. reissue. 2018. This spectacular collection of nearly 200 jewelled weapons and priceless accoutrements from the Indian subcontinent was assembled over many decades by Sheikh Nasser and Sheikha Hussah al-Sabah for The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Produced for aristocratic patrons who valued the arts, these richly decorated edged weapons and other princely objects bear witness to the legendary opulence and refinement of the Indian courts during the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Postage UK will be £7.50.