History of Indian Glass. Dr. Moreshwar G. Dikshit.

History of Indian Glass

University of Bombay. 9 x 11.5", xv, 212 pp. text plus 48 pages of b/w plates, 4 color plates, numerous line drawings, appendixes, bibliography, concordance of Museum numbers, indexes, errata, cloth, d.j., Bombay, 1969. (o.p.; some wear to d.j. corners, text vvg). Item #34748

A five thousand year record of glass and glass articles in India, from the dawn of civilization to the 18th century is recounted in this authoritative work. Profusely illustrated with photographs, amongst them of a wealth of art objects and several pieces are illustrated for the first time.

Amongst many outstanding features of this book, three central ones need special mention. The first is the exhaustive, connected history of glass.

The second is the demonstration of the author's theories relating to glass in India in the form of a variety of specimens. many of these were actually discovered and collected by the author, whilst others were available in far flung museums like the British Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass, and some in private collections.

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