What is Luxury?

What Is Luxury? interrogates how luxury is made and understood. This board features objects chosen by curators Jana Scholze and Leanne Wierzba from both the exhibition and the V&A's collections to explore how attitudes to luxury have been shaped over the centuries.
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Spoon, unknown maker, silver gilt and coral, 1530 - 1540

Spoon

Mechanical globe clock, Georg Roll, Germany, 1584

Mechanical globe clock

[German made mechanical clock globe], Georg Roll and Johannes Reinhold “ This mechanical clock was bought by the Emperor Rudolph II in 1584 and housed in the.

Jellyfish Installation, Steffen Dam, 2010, glass, silver foil, carbon layers. Museum no. C.92:1 to 7-2011. Purchased with the support of the Friends of the V&A

Jellyfish Installation Steffen Dam 2010 Glass, silver foil, carbon layers Purchased with the support of the Friends of the V&A © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Hair Highway, Studio Swine , 2014, human hair, resin, stainless steel, mirror. Courtesy of Pearl Lam Design

Hair Highway Studio Swine 2014 Human hair, resin, stainless steel, mirror Courtesy of Pearl Lam Design

Tea bowl, Sonyu Raku, Japan, 1691 - 1716

Tea bowl

Tea bowl, Raku ware, Kyoto, attributed to Raku Sonyu Japan, Museum Number

A Rematerialisation of Systems, Body I and Body II, El Ultimo Grito, 2014, borosilicate glass, lycra. Courtesy of El Ultimo Grito

Large body 1 re materialisation of systems el ultimo grito 2014 c photos by poi

Luxury skimming stone with belt pouch, Dominic Wilcox, 2009, 24 carat gold leaf, leather, pebble. Courtesy of Dominic Wilcox

Luxury skimming stone with belt pouch, Dominic Wilcox, 2009 24 carat gold leaf, leather, pebble

Crown, Portugal, about 1760, gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies. Museum no. LOAN:GILBERT.69:1 to 2-2008, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London will showcase a What is Luxury? exhibition which will interrogate ideas of luxury today. It will address how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

Badge, unknown maker, Ghana, before 1874

Badge

Badge Cast gold badge, worn by the Asantehene's (king's) 'soul washer' as a badge of office, a disc decorated with concentric incised bands, with a conical rosette boss.

The Novel and Elegant Game of the Basket of Fruit or Moral and Intellectual Dessert, William Darton, London, 1822

The Novel and Elegant Game of the Basket of Fruit or Moral and Intellectual Dessert

The Novel and Elegant Game of the Basket of Fruit or Moral and Intellectual Dessert, William Darton, London, 1822

Cabinet for the incense game, unknown maker, Japan, 18th century

Cabinet for the incense game

Cabinet for the incense game, unknown maker, Japan, century

Chasuble, Venice, about 1670–95, linen needle lace mounted on silk. Museum no. 743-1870

Chasuble, Venice, about linen needle lace mounted on silk. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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