By collating these images and the quirky stories behind them, Jaffer creates a compendium that only seasoned collectors would be proud to own. The first family of Gwalior, that of Maharaja Jayaji Raja Scindia, and their guests take the seats ascribed to them. Made of rosewood, it was encrusted with silver. They first needed to keep the local king happy with European jewellery, cars, and fantasy toys. Your session has expired, please login again.
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Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala was one of the greatest patrons of western jewellers. The book also contains rare images taken by photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Vandyk, documenting another aspect of royal luxury—the obsession with western portraiture and, later, photography. Yes, Continue. The first family of Gwalior, that of Maharaja Jayaji Raja Scindia, and their guests take the seats ascribed to them. Remember the famous dining-table train of Gwalior? A miniature train made of glass and radiant silver stands on one of its edges.