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AstaGuru Successfully Concludes 'Jewellery Silver & Timepieces' Auction
- 30th May 2023
The 'Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces' Auction, conducted by AstaGuru on the 30th of May 2023, featured an exquisite collection of coveted jewellery, vintage silver, and extraordinary timepieces.
The catalogue has been scrupulously curated to include a wide variety of refined artisanal pieces that are emblematic of the exceptional design and craftsmanship heritage of various regions of the globe.
On May 28-29, 2023, the auction was conducted on the AstaGuru website.
Some of the most successful items at the auction include:
Lot no. 36, a necklace of five rows of Burmese Ruby beads with diamond side terminals in a floral design and affixed in white gold, was purchased for INR 76,96,627.
Lot no. 10 was an exquisite Emerald Tabeez and Diamond necklace made with emerald tabeezes from the renowned Panjshir mines. The necklace is interwoven with three layers of diamonds with a brilliant-cut. The clasp and side extremities are made of diamonds, diamond baguettes, and emerald cabochons. It was auctioned off for INR 40,88,700.
Lot no. 20, a pair of significant diamond ear pendants, was purchased for INR 38,84,265. The Georgian-style ear ornaments feature three diamond droplets suspended from a surmount intricately set with diamond pears and oval diamonds.
A pair of Art Deco Emerald ear pendants, lot number 47. These exquisite Art Deco ear ornaments feature Colombian emerald droplets suspended from a platinum surmount set with old-cut diamonds, diamond baguettes, and diamond triangles. This property was purchased for INR 35,04,600.
A complex Diamond ring, Lot No. 8, sold at auction for INR 21,02,760. The ring is made of white gold and features a remarkable central old European cut diamond surrounded by numerous interlocking diamond patterns.
The price paid for lot no. 100, a Patek Philippe Aquanaut wristwatch with reference number 5167, was INR 58,85,199. The timepiece with an automatic mechanism is housed in a steel case with a black embossed dial. The 1997 debut of the Aquanaut caused a sensation. It was fresh, contemporary, and unexpected. Its casing was a circular octagon modelled after the Nautilus. And it had a "tropical" harness made of a novel composite material that was extremely resistant to abrasion, saline water, and ultraviolet light.
The wristwatch at lot number 164 is a Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Grand Complication Perpetual Calendar. It has a case of 18k yellow gold and a dial of ivory-white. Examples of complications include a perpetual calendar and moon phase. This item was purchased for INR 41,12,064.
Two timepieces from the 18k Rose Gold Royal Oak Wristwatch collection by Audemars Piguet were enthusiastically acquired by the collectors. Lot number 127 with reference number 4989 sold for INR 36,79,830.
Lot 142 with REF NO. 15400SR was purchased for INR 35,33,805. Both timepieces have rose-gold cases with white honeycomb dials and 18k rose gold bezels with crafted hands. These selections were displayed alongside the original documents.
Lot number 128, a Rolex Daytona Racing Blue Cosmograph Wristwatch with reference number 116518. The cost to attain SERIES-G was INR 28,27,044. The watch has a gold case, a blue dial with gold, blue subdials, and distinctive red-racing hands.
Lot 64, a silver Burmese case, was purchased for 7,50,451 INR. The auction featured a number of additional examples of intricate Burmese silver craftsmanship.
Also available was lot no. 78, a European silver tea set with tea infuser and tray. The borders are embossed in low relief with a uniform pattern. This bundle was purchased for 6,10,921 INR.
More about AstaGuru
staGuru was conceived in 2008 for the solitary purpose of developing a safe and secure online auction platform for Indian, Contemporary, and Modern art. The word AstaGuru is a thoughtful combination of the Italian word 'Asta', which means auction, and the Sanskrit word 'Guru,' which means'master,' and signifies our mastery of auctioneering art and artefacts in India and around the world.
AstaGuru has endeavoured to effectively span the divide between prospective purchasers and consignors by transcending the limitations of live auctions as the world converges into a unified digital universe. AstaGuru makes the process of purchasing and selling art and uncommon collectibles transparent with ease.
Their portfolio comprises diverse categories such as Jewellery & Fine Silver, Timepieces, Textiles, Celebrity Memorabilia, Rare Books, Numismatic, Philately, and Classic Cars. The mobile app for AstaGuru enables our esteemed bidders to monitor and participate in our auctions in real time and without difficulty.