The second edition of AstaGuru’s “Opulent Collectibles” auction, featuring one-of-a-kind antiques to enhance and magnify a place of timeless beauty, pays homage to a blend of global craftsmanship. The catalog for the upcoming auction, which includes over 150 pieces, has been meticulously handpicked to bring together an extraordinary collection of 19th and 20th century decorative collectibles from India, China, Japan, France , Italy and the United Kingdom. The auction includes pottery, furniture, crystal chandeliers, silverware, Persian rugs, vintage clocks and many other collectibles, testifying to the rich design aesthetics and traditions of these different countries.
Commenting on the auction, Sunny Chandiramani, Vice President, Client Relations, AstaGuru Auction House, said, “The success of our first opulent collectibles auction is testament to the appeal of fine decorative items. elders steeped in history. With this second auction, we look forward to continuing the legacy of bringing the very best in “opulent collectibles.” Our customers have shown a keen interest in the antiques segment, and as difficult as preservation can be, we are committed and enthusiastic to showcasing rare collectibles and want to meet their diverse preferences by offering the best of 19th and 20th century design aesthetics in excellent condition.
The highlight of the auction is an early 20th century Royal Silver Mounted sofa. This magnificent piece of furniture is steeped in the legacy of princely magnificence of the bygone era, and it is an amazing example of cultural fusion in colonial India. An image of Lord Shiva seated on his tiger dominates the rectangular back. A lion arm support flanks each side of the serpentine-shaped seat. It is expected to fetch between INR 1 and 1.2 crores.
Stunning crystal decorative items from renowned crystal producer F&C Osler are also among the highlights of the auction. Thomas Osler founded the company in Birmingham, England, in 1807, and it became the leading supplier of massive crystal and cut glass artefacts for the magnum opus interiors of many princely palaces in British India.
A fascinating combination of Asian and Western pottery is also on display at the upcoming auction. Ceramic antiques lend a sense of classic sophistication to a space and can enhance an antique collection dramatically with their beautiful beauty and rich history of craftsmanship.
Vintage clocks from several British brands, including Barraud & Lunds, Thomas Richards and P Phillips & Co. will also be featured in the auction.
The online auction is scheduled for December 27-28 and an analysis of the auction results can be viewed at www.astaguru.com.