AstaGuru features Art Deco lots in its next auction

The meticulously curated catalogue brings together a broad range of sophisticated artisanal pieces that are a hallmark of the exceptional design and craftsmanship heritage from different parts of the world.

Astaguru auction silverware

October 18, 2022: Indian auction house AstaGuru’s upcoming sale pays tribute to the revolutionary Art Deco movement with an exquisite collection of jewellery, vintage silver, and extraordinary timepieces in its forthcoming auction. With several Art Deco pieces, the selection also highlights the legacy of the influential movement that brought a revolution in jewellery tastes and preferences.

Jay Sagar, Jewellery Expert at AstaGuru, says “The curation for the jewellery category in the upcoming auction is unlike any other AstaGuru has presented before. The prized collection is truly an ode to the rich history and intricate craftsmanship of European designs. The lots offered are fine examples of pieces created with a confluence of precious gemstones, including natural pearls, fancy vivid diamonds, Zambian emeralds, Burmese rubies, and spinels.”

Astaguru auction jewelry

The auction includes an impressive pair of Art Deco bajubands set with old cut diamonds and fine calibre cut natural Burmese rubies in a typical Art Deco chevron design with an estimated value of INR 80,00,000 – 1,00,00,000. Another distinguished piece is the spectacular Art Deco diamond ring set with an impressive old European cut diamond flanked by four diamond baguettes mounted in platinum. This lot is estimated to be acquired at INR 81,00,000 – 1,00,00,000. 

Apart from this, the auction also includes an essential five-row natural pearl necklace executed with finely graduating 480 saltwater pearls, an elegant pair of natural pearl & diamond ear pendants, and a magnificent emerald diamond & pearl collar conducted in an openwork setting.

Astaguru auction jewelry

AstaGuru’s horology collection will offer a wide gamut of watches for new and seasoned collectors, from vintage to modern to bejewelled pieces and ones with high complications. The state-of-the-art timepieces being showcased in the auction come from globally renowned luxury brands like Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Jaeger-Lecoultre, Cartier, Piaget, Chopard, Omega, and IWC. Jehangir Readymoney, AstaGuru’s Luxury Timepiece Expert says, “Quality control is very important to us as we curate the auction. All the timepieces must pass through a multi layered check for authenticity, condition and movement health. This auction is focused on balance, offering a chance for watch collectors and admirers to find something that is just right for them.”

The silver collection is a testimony to the deft metalworking techniques pioneered in India and Europe in the bygone era. Lot no. 40 is a large, hallmarked silver trophy with a gold gilt interior. The trophy was awarded to the “Oldest Car” part of the “Vintage Car Club of India Trophy” - as inscribed on the presented lot. Created circa 1929, it will be offered at INR 2,98,500 – 3,50,000. 

Astaguru auction watches

Lot no. 41 is an antique silver rose water sprinkler set from Rajasthan with two imperial lions on a footed tray. Created circa 1750, it is estimated to be acquired for INR 11,00,000 – 15,00,000. The auction will also present a fascinating collection of car models executed with vintage silver. Lot no. 121 is a large vintage silver car model estimated to be acquired for INR 12,00,000 – 15,00,000. The silver car’s roof and bonnet can be opened to store units of decanters and other bar-related items.

The entire auction catalogue can be viewed, and the auction will take place on the website on October 20 & 21, 2022.

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