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Saffronart announces sale of Indian Miniature Paintings, Antiquities and Period Jewelry
Ceremonial Horseback Portrait of Prince Lakhpatji of Kutch with Four Attendants. Kutch or Nagaur, c.1750. Opaque watercolour heightened with gold on paper. Image : 12.5 x 9.5 in (31.8 x 24.1 cm). $ 20,000 - 25,000. Rs 10,40,000 - 13,00,000.
MUMBAI.- As the demand for classical Indian art and jewelry continues to grow, Saffronart announces ‘Treasures from the Past’, a month of events focusing on Indian miniature paintings, antiquities and period jewelry. Throughout April, India’s leading auction house will showcase a significant selection of art and objects dating back several centuries, as part of exhibitions and an auction at its locations in Mumbai, New Delhi and London.

Exhibition of Indian Period Jewelry
New Delhi

Saffronart hosts Indian Period Jewelry showcasing approximately 30 pieces of exquisite hand crafted jewelry from various regions of India renowned for their intricate design work and skilled craftsmanship. The exhibition features necklaces, ear pendants, nose ornaments and arm bands set with precious stones in gold, highlighting traditional techniques like jadau, kundan and meenakari.

The pieces also include several jewels that were originally part of Indian Royal collections, such as a beautifully carved emerald pendant with rose cut diamonds, a stunning neckpiece accented with large pearls with a surmount of rubies and emeralds, and a large nose ring set with pearls and pink sapphires.

Exhibition of select Indian antiquities

Collectibles Antiques India will host an exhibition of Select Indian Antiquities starting April 18, 2013, at the Saffronart gallery in Mumbai. The exhibition will feature approximately 30 pieces, including sculptures in stone and metal dating from the 2nd to 18th century.

Online auction of Indian Miniature Paintings and works of art

On April 24-25, 2013, Saffronart will host an online auction of Indian Miniature Paintings and Works of Art. The auction will feature 20 lots including miniatures from many important Indian schools of painting like Mewar, Kishangarh, Murshidabadad and the Mughal school, alongside works of art including a group of Company School figures depicting life in India in the 19th century, and a 17th century bronze votive Ganesh.

The auction will take place online at and will be accompanied by a print catalogue of highlights, a complete online catalogue, and a preview event along with a talk introducing Indian miniatures by Dr. Malini Roy, Visual Arts Curator at the British Library, in London on April 17, 2013.

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