Astaguru To Hold Jew­ellery & Sil­ver Auc­tion

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Mum­bai-based auc­tion house Astaguru’s up­com­ing jew­ellery and sil­ver auc­tion that is sched­uled to take place on Novem­ber 25-26, in­cludes arte­facts of var­i­ous time pe­ri­ods and in­flu­ences. The auc­tion, which will take place on­line (www.astaguru.com) over a span of two days, has some­thing in store for all de­mo­graph­ics of the col­lec­tor com­mu­nity.

The lots range from indige­nous an­tiques rep­re­sent­ing the de­sign patterns of dif­fer­ent parts of In­dia, to arte­facts with princely and aris­to­cratic prove­nances such as the Roy­als of Pa­tiala and the Nizam of Hy­der­abad.

The auc­tion will also in­clude an im­pres­sive num­ber of Euro­pean jew­ellery and sil­ver pieces. One of the high­lights of the up­com­ing auc­tion is an el­e­gant neck­lace con­sist­ing of 766 nat­u­ral pearls strung in per­fect sym­me­try on seven grad­u­at­ing strands. The neck­lace weighs 180.4g in­clud­ing the clasp stud­ded with a pink sap­phire and di­a­monds.

Astaguru has also cu­rated an in­ter­est­ing sil­ver­ware col­lec­tion com­pris­ing lots such as a Kash­miri paan-daan (a box tra­di­tion­ally used to store chew­ing be­tel nut leaves) in the shape of a boat, and a French sil­ver gilt, gem-set and enam­elled chal­ice made by Louis & Pierre Gille in Lyon, circa 1889.

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