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Rare objects of art including jewels and vintage fabrics showcasing myriad cultural influences will go under the hammer at Saffronart's consecutive online auctions of jewellery and textiles from October 18 to 20.
The 'Fine Jewels and Objets' sale that will be held on October 18 - 19 October features jewels that hark back to "an era of vintage and glamour."
The jewellery sale includes important pieces created around European old cut diamonds, as well as traditional Indian jewellery techniques ofmeenakariandthewaseen from the Mughal era to present day.
Tasselled necklaces, objets including gold cigarette cases and holders, pill boxes, perfume dabbers, and fancy coloured stones, are among the highlights of the sale.
A three-strand natural pearl necklace with exceptionally well-matched pearls leads the sale at Rs 2.8 - 3.2 crores.
The collection includes gemstones like sapphires, rubies from the Mogok mines in Myanmar, and natural saltwater pearls, besides a spinel necklace; sapphire and diamond earrings; and a kunzite, pink sapphire and diamond ring.
"All pieces are attractively priced, offering buyers a unique opportunity to acquire quality jewels. Some lots, such as the sautoir, rings, pendants and earrings are suitable for everyday wear," says Minal Vazirani, co-founder of Saffronart.
"Woven Treasures" of historical importance from textile historian Jasleen Dhamija's collection, created over six decades will be up for sale on October 19 - 20.
Dhamija (83) says that she wants the collection to be acquired by somebody who will preserve the antiques like she has been.
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