EXHIBITION - Decorative Arts (Jul 20-28, 2017) :

About The Makers


Founded in 1888, Lalique is a French glassware design house founded by one of the best-known designers of the Art Nouveau period, René Lalique. Its glass designs often included dancing nymphs, fish, dragonflies and foliage, typical of the Art Nouveau period. Today, in addition to glass, crystal and jewellery, Lalique have expanded into the category of home accessories, with several stores around the world.


Sèvres porcelain, one of the most luxurious brands of ceramics, was a favourite among European royalty, aristocracy and collectors of the 19th and 20th centuries. Originally founded at Chateau de Vincennes, France, in 1738, it relocated to Sèvres in 1756 under the direction of Madame de Pompadour. It was the official porcelain manufacturer to the crown, and Louis XV, the king of France, became its sole owner three years later. Today, Sèvres produces both traditional and contemporary porcelain on commission, and continues to hold a prestigious place in the porcelain industry.

Mappin & Webb

Founded in 1775 as a small silver atelier in Sheffield, England, Mappin & Webb is now famed for its exquisite jewellery, silverware, glassware, watches and lifestyle accessories. With a list of illustrious clientele to its credit, including the Queen of France Marie Antoinette, the last Czar of Russia Nicholas II, Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, Harry Houdini and Grace Kelly, Mappin & Webb has established itself as a premier luxury brand catering to the true connoisseur. Today, it holds a Royal Warrant as Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths to Her Majesty The Queen and as Silversmiths to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.


Established in Germany in 1710, by King Augustus the Strong, Meissen is famed for being Europe’s first porcelain manufactory. Meissen’s creations are identified by the markings of underglazed crossed swords, adopted from the coat of arms of the Electorate of Saxony. Today, Meissen is world-famous as an international luxury brand dealing in fine jewellery, exclusive accessories, art, figurines and home decor. It prides itself in making works of art that blend heritage, beauty and sensuousness. Meissen’s creations have found their way into the collections of the world’s leading museums, and are highly sought after by collectors.

Oomersi Mawji

Oomersi Mawji & Sons was founded in 1860 in Bhuj, by the famous Kutch silversmith Oomersi Mawji. Son of a humble cobbler, Oomersi Mawji rose to become court silversmith to the Maharaos of Kutch, and the Maharajas of Baroda, two of the most important royal courts in princely India. The firm of Oomersi Mawji & Sons was known for its unparalleled skills in making intricate silverware in the 19th century. Its creations are housed in some of the world’s leading museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Musée Guimet in Paris and Harvard University's Arthur M. Sackler Museum. The firm of Oomersi Mawji & Sons ceased operations in the 1930s.

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