The Kashmira Bulsara Collection
These miniature masterpieces are prime examples of the jeweller’s art and when the exceptional private collection of 48 of them goes on display at the V&A next year, they will be a highlight of the refurbished jewellery galleries. The collection was formed by Kashmira Bulsara, the sister of the late Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, as a special tribute to his love of beautiful things. Freddie was an accomplished artist as well as an outstanding musician and would no doubt have taken great joy in these lovely objects and the fact that the public will soon be able to enjoy them.
The vanity cases are on display at Symbolic & Chase, 30, Old Bond Street, London W1, during October.
A Kind of Magic: Art Deco Vanity Cases, the Kashmira Bulsara Collection by Sarah Huewilliams and Peter Edwards, is published by Unicorn Press (£40)