Indian auction house AstaGuru will hold its annual online auction of Heirloom Jewellery, Silver & Timepieces on 20th-21st May, 2021. The 120 lots include a curated offering of fine heirloom and vintage jewellery, and silver that celebrates rich craftsmanship from Europe and the Indian subcontinent.
The jewellery segment ranges from intricate traditional Indian masterpieces to Art Deco period jewellery featuring high grade diamonds, Basra pearls, Colombian and Zambian emeralds, Burmese rubies and more. The auction also presents several signed pieces by Piaget, Tiffany & Co., Collingwood Jewellers Ltd. London, and celebrated Indian jewellery houses such as Gazdar Jewellers, Narotamdas Bhau, and Manilal Chimanlal & Co. Bombay.
Jay Sagar, AstaGuru’s Jewellery Specialist, said, “The upcoming collection is the result of immense research, as we had to ensure that we presented an eclectic offering of heirloom vintage jewellery pieces that are hard to acquire and at the same showcase great craftsmanship and practices from Europe and the Indian subcontinent. The auction features an array of some of the most desired and highly coveted gemstones from across the world, and ones that would make for a worthy inclusion in any important collection.”
A couple of vintage, multi-row Basra pearl necklaces have the highest pre-sale estimates of Rs.1.25-1.5 crore ($173,611-208,333), and Rs.1.1-1.3 crore ($152,778-180,556) respectively.
A two-row Zambian Emerald Bead Necklace will be up for grabs at an estimate of Rs.80 lakh-1 crore ($111,111-138,889).
A five-row Natural Burmese Ruby Necklace, circa 1970, is valued around Rs.56–65 lakh ($77,778-90,278).