52p., 28 Col. Plts., 34 cm. (First pub. in 1886, London)
The art of enamelling on metal is successfully practised in many parts of India, but it is universally acknowledged that the best work on gold is produced at Jeypore, in Rajputana. The colours employed rival the tints of the rainbow in purity and brilliancy, and they are laid on the gold by Jeypore artists with such exquisite taste that there is never a want of harmony; even when jewels are also used they serve but to enhance the beauty of the enamel. All who see the gold enamel work of Jeypore admire the beautiful designs in which it is with view of placing some of these designs on record, and affording and everyone the opportunity of seeing them, that this collection has been made.