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We are still developing a comprehensive list of objects of interest for the study. In the meantime, you will find below an indicative preliminary list of object types we are working on.


V&A ivory chairIvory Chairs



Murshidabad, ca.1785
Ivory, carved, pierced and partly gilded, with a caned seat
1075-1882 Victoria and Albert Museum



V&A Ivory Toilet GlassIvory Toilet Glasses



Toilet glass
Vishakhapatnam, 1790-1800
Sandalwood, veneered with engraved ivory with silver mounts
IS. 31-1975 Victoria and Albert Museum



belmont_ivory_work_box.jpgIvory Gifts



Work box
Belmont House, Faversham, Kent




Valentines Armorial PorcelainChinese armorial export ware porcelain



China, c. 1760s


portrait_of_an_indian_woman.jpgUnknown Objects Feature






RBS Charles RaymondPortraits of East India Company Officials and their Family Members


Portrait of Sir Charles Raymond
Reproduced by kind permission of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Copyright 2012




Binney sisters miniatureMiniatures of East India Company Officials and their Family Members


Miss Harriet and Miss Elizabeth Binney
Miniature by John Smart, 1806
Watercolour on card
P.20-1978 Victoria and Albert Museum



mccartney_wallpaper.jpgChinese Wallpaper



Chinese wallpaper brought back to 440 The Strand, by the McCartney mission at the end of the eighteenth century.





Pulicat, India, C18th
Painted and dyed cotton chintz, linen thread
IS.166-1950 Victoria and Albert Museum






Frans Balthasar Solvyns
Drawing, published 1798
8937:184 Victoria and Albert Museum