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What is Luxury?

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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.
Howdah, India, about 1840, silver, wood, mirror glass, velvet, cast iron. Musuem no. LOAN:GILBERT.1-2008, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Howdah, India, about 1840, silver, wood, mirror glass, velvet, cast iron. Musuem no. LOAN:GILBERT.1-2008, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Box and lid, unknown maker, Korea, 1850 - 1900

Box and lid

Box and lid, unknown maker, Korea, 1850 - 1900

The Boltham Legacy, Henrik Nieratschker, 2014. Courtesy of Henrik Nieratschker

The Boltham Legacy, Henrik Nieratschker, 2014. Courtesy of Henrik Nieratschker

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

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

Badge, unknown maker, Ghana, before 1874

Badge

Badge, unknown maker, Ghana, before 1874

Watch, Jean Rousseau, Switzerland, 1660 - 1670

Watch

Watch, Jean Rousseau, Switzerland, 1660 - 1670

Evening dress, Valentino, 2013/2014

Evening dress

Evening dress, Valentino, 2013/2014

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. Courtesy of Dominic Wilcox

Table clock, Philippe Caffieri, ormolu, Paris, about 1745

Table clock

Table clock, Philippe Caffieri, ormolu, Paris, about 1745

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. Museum no. C.92:1 to 7-2011. Purchased with the support of the Friends of the V&A

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

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

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

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

Cabinet for the incense game

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

Tazza, unknown maker, Venice, 1550 - 1600

Tazza

Tazza, unknown maker, Venice, 1550 - 1600

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


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