Works of jewelers from various countries of the East
The collection contains a variety of jewelry from Egypt, Turkey, Iran, India, Tibet, Nepal, Thailand and Indonesia. In addition to female and male ornaments, it also presents household items and separate edged weapon fittings, which are completely or partly made of precious materials using traditional jewelry technologies. The chronological limits of the collection are from the late 16th to the early 20th century, but most of the items date back to the 18th - 19th centuries. An especially high number of gold and jade articles of Indian jewelers who were renowned for for their great artisanship and delicate taste. Among them are the famous jewelry masterpieces of the Mughal Empire and Rajasthan, which are characterized by a spectacular combination of pure gold with precious stones and colored enamels. The examples of oriental weapons, which are outstanding works not only of weapons craft, but also of decorative and jewelry art, could rightly be included here.