Hyderabad: Auction house AstaGuru unveils its annual Heirloom jewellery, silver and timepieces in an online auction. The auction will be featuring a broad selection of 120 lots, which includes an offering of some of the finest heirloom and vintage jewellery, and silver that celebrates rich craftsmanship from Europe and the Indian sub-continent, and also some of the rarest and most exquisite timepieces globally.
The collection ranges from traditional Indian masterpieces to Art Deco period jewellery featuring high-grade diamonds, Basra pearls, Colombian and Zambian emeralds, Burmese rubies, and many more gemstones. 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.
The highest price in the auction is set for Lot 47, An Impressive two-row Basra pearl necklace, circa 1940, estimated at Rs 1.25 – 1.5 crores ($ 173,611 – 208,333). This graceful necklace comprises 107 finely matched and graduated Basra pearls, each interspaced with seed pearls. The necklace is secured with a white gold clasp set with round cut diamonds.
The entire auction catalogue can be viewed on www.astaguru.com and the auction will take place on the website on May 20 and 21.
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