Echoes of Mastery - Heirloom Treasures by AstaGuru Embraces 19th and 20th Century Craftsmanship

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Echoes of Mastery - Heirloom Treasures by AstaGuru Embraces 19th and 20th Century Craftsmanship

AstaGuru is set to honor a fusion of global craftsmanship through its 'Heirloom Treasures' auction, spotlighting rare antiques and artifacts destined to enhance any space with their enduring elegance. Boasting over 200 lots, the upcoming auction's catalogue has been meticulously curated to assemble a splendid array of decorative collectibles, predominantly sourced from 19th and 20th century Asia and Europe.

Serving as a tribute to the opulent design aesthetics and cultural traditions of these regions, the auction features ceramics, furniture, crystal chandeliers, silverware, Persian carpets, sculptures, vintage clocks, and various other coveted collectibles.

Commenting on the auction Rushaad Dastur, Auction Specialist, AstaGuru Auction House said, With this auction, we aim to showcase the pinnacle of craftsmanship and artistry from around the globe. Our clients have displayed a keen interest in the antique sector, and despite the challenges of curation, we are dedicated and excited to present rare and highly sought-after collectibles with significant vintage appeal.

Our goal is to cater to their diverse preferences by offering the finest examples of 19th and 20th-century design aesthetics."Highlighting the auction is Lot no. 202, a Beautiful Nain Wool Carpet estimated at INR 81,00,000 - 90,00,000. This stunning medallion carpet, circa the late 20th century, is woven in a captivating ink blue and cinnabar colour palette, creating an impressive contrast.

Nain carpets are highly sought after for their finesse in artistry and exceptional quality.Leading the diverse furniture pieces showcasing Asian and European artistry is lot no. 210, A Chinese Hardwood Bed, circa the mid 20th century. The fine bed features six posters executed in  the column style. The body of the bed is decorated with fine carving throughout and rests on four arched feet. The lot will be offered at an estimate of INR 14,00,000 - 18,00,000.

Amongst the several ornate chandeliers and lamps on offer isLot no. 204, An Eight-Light Tent & Waterfall Victorian Chandelier by the famed crystal makers F&C Osler. Featuring a classic tent waterfall design, the ten-light cut glass and silvered mounted chandelier circa 1880, features a stem with a tent of drops. The main ring is supported by eight candle arms, with scalloped slicecut candle nozzles. The lot will be offered at an estimate of INR 10,00,000 - 15,00,000.

Asian ceramics from China and Japan have always been sought after by the collectors of decorative antiques across the globe. On offer isLot no. 185, A Pair of Japanese Porcelain Imari Vases. Estimated at INR 9,00,000 - 12,00,000, the pair, executed circa the 19th century, features a reticulated high shoulder, decorated in brick red, gilt and cobalt blue. The bulbous body is decorated with panels of floral motifs.

The silver pieces showcased in the auction display some of the finest European artistry dating back to the early 19th century. Lot no. 112, executed circa 1884, is A Fine George IV Silver Salver. A circular salver, resting on four acanthus leaf and dolphin feet, the applied border cast with four scenes depicting male and female Bacchic and harvest masks. The lot will be offered at an estimate of INR 19,00,000 - 24,00,000.

The auction will also showcase fine vintage clocks in diverse styles including Lot no. 103, A French Ormolu Grand Mantel Clock by Raingo Frères, Paris, With A Bronze Equestrian Sculpture circa the early 19th century. Estimated at INR 11,00,000 - 12,00,000, the lot features a Charles Martel Battles Saracen Pasha bronze sculpture with warm brown patina, surmounts a monumental Grecian Revival ormolu mantel clock with pendulum, gilt dial, surrounded by ormolu openwork.

Also on offer are several sculptures in bronze, marble and ceramic including Lot no. 107, A Lifesize Marble Sculpture. The large Italian Carrara marble sculpture, circa the late 19th century features a figure dressed in robes and holding a wine glass and grapes. The lot will be offered at an estimate of INR 12,00,000 - 15,00,000.

The auction is scheduled to be held on March 27-28, 2024, and an analysis of the auction results can be viewed on www.astaguru.com.All figures include margin amt.

About AstaGuru

AstaGuru Auction House was conceptualised in the year 2008 with the sole purpose of creating a safe and secure platform to conduct online auctions for Contemporary & Modern Indian Art. Over the years, AstaGuru has curated auctions encompassing diverse categories, our portfolio includes art, jewellery, fine silver, timepieces, textiles, celebrity memorabilia, rare books, numismatic, philately and vintage cars. In 2018, AstaGuru became the first Indian auction house to present an exclusiveedition for vintage and classic cars.

AstaGuru has strived to successfully bridge the gap between prospective buyers and consignors by transcending the limitations of live auctions. AstaGuru imparts effortless transparency to the process of acquiring and selling art and rare collectibles. The online module offers bidders the opportunity to bid from the comfort of their houses or while they are on the go.


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