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Auction Alert: Decorative Arts at Mumbai's NCPA Theatre

  By KYMBERLEE FERNANDES   Aug 22nd 2012 at 3:30PM Lifestyle RATED


Auction Alert: Decorative Arts at Mumbai's NCPA Theatre

 

The concept of an 'Estate Auction' or a 'House Sale' is gaining popularity with Indian collectors. So while there has been a steadily growing market for buying modern paintings and sculptures at auctions, auctions of the decorative arts are also picking up.

 

The forthcoming auction at Mumbai's NCPA theatre on August 27 and 28 will include property from the estate of the late Dr Jamshed J Bhabha. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the National Centre for the Performing Arts.

 

Highlights if the Auction

 

Auction Alert: Decorative Arts at Mumbai's NCPA Theatre

 

This sale is composed of works from private homes. These include property from the estate of the late Noshir Nanporia, former editor of the Times of India. He was collector of decorative objects, with a focus on Asian Ceramics, and three royal families.

 

Put together by the team of specialists from Pundole's that includes Dadiba Pundole, Robin Dean and auctioneer Mallika Advani, categories in the sale include Classical Indian Sculpture from the 2nd century onwards, miniature paintings, Japanese Scrolls, Tanjore paintings, modern Indian art, Asian and European ceramics, silver, furniture, textiles and glass.

 

One of the highlights of this sale is a selected group of antiquities to be offered for the first time at auction in India. The entire group is from Dr Bhabha's personal collection, and include two pieces of fine Gandharan sculpture, several pieces of stone from Central India, and a particularly fine 13th century bronze Saint Sambandar. 

 

Venue: Entrance Foyer, Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA

 

Viewing Date: Saturday, August 25, 10:30 am - 7:30 pm

Sunday, August 26, 10:30 am - 7:30 pm

Monday, August 27, 10:30 am   4:00 pm

 

Auction Date: Monday, August 27, 7 pm

Tuesday, August 28

Session 1: 11 am

Session 2: 4:30 pm

 

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