If ceramics, fine silver, chandeliers and vintage clocks hold your special attention, you are in for a treat. AstaGuru is holding an auction of diverse crafts from around the world in its ‘Imperial Treasures’ auction today and tomorrow. It has over 300 lots, which includes Asian ceramics, Anglo-Indian furniture, crystal chandeliers, fine silver, Persian carpets, vintage clocks, among other collectibles.
Talking about the auction, Radhika Kerkar, Assistant Manager, Client Relations, AstaGuru Auction House says, “In the ‘Imperial Treasures’, we are showcasing the finest antiques and decorative collectibles from the 19th and 20th century. Our carefully curated collection caters to the varied preferences of collectors when it comes to antiques. The rare collectibles are evidence of the exquisite craftsmanship that has stood the test of time and displays the skills of artisans throughout the world.”
It is an online auction, an analysis of which can be viewed on Astaguru website.
Leading the auction is Lot no. 238, an antique velvet red Bakhtiari carpet featuring a traditional floral pattern. It will be presented at an estimate of INR 29,75,000 – 31,00,000. The auction’s exquisite crystal collection is led by Lot no. 181, a large 12-light floor candelabrum by renowned crystal makers F & C Osler. The lot will be offered at an estimate of INR 20,00,000 – 22,00,000.
Other items worth mentioning are: A large Satsuma koro decorated with panels of Samurai warriors, A French silver tea service by E. Hugo, A malachite table console decorated with leaf and floral motif brass embellishments, An antique grandfather clock by Mappin & Webb and Illustrations of Indian Zoology by John Edward Gray.