Almost 70 jewelry from various countries of the East
The collection has almost 70 jewelry from Egypt, Turkey, Iran, India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The chronological limits are from the late 16th to the early 20th century, but most of the items date back to the 18th – 19th centuries. In addition to ornaments, the collection also presents various household items and separate edged weapon mounts, which are completely or partly made of precious materials using traditional jewelry technologies. The examples of oriental weapons, which are outstanding works not only of weapons craft, but also of decorative-applied and jewelry art, could rightly be included here. Especially widely represented in the collection are the gold and jade articles of Indian jewelers that got famous for their high craftsmanship and delicate taste. Among them you can see the famous jewelry masterpieces of Mughal and Rajasthan craftsmans, which are characterized by a combination of pure gold with precious stones and colored enamels.