5 Places that Shaped S H Raza’s Career

Saffronart’s Winter Online Auction on 9 – 10 December 2019 features three significant paintings that chart the trajectory of S H Raza’s career. We take a look at some of the places that influenced this seminal artist.

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4 Unique Installations from the Saatchi Collection

Our upcoming Winter Online Auction on 9 – 10 December 2019 features 22 works of contemporary Indian art from the illustrious Saatchi Collection, which will be offered at No Reserve. These works were part of a groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary Indian art in Europe, titled The Empire Strikes Back, at London’s Saatchi Gallery in 2010.

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Pinned Post: The Evolving Art of Brooches

One of the earliest forms of jewellery, brooches began as simple utilitarian pins to hold garments together, worn by both men and women. The evolution and elevation of the brooch into an accessory and ornament closely mirrored the sociopolitical and economic contexts of each decade. “They have been both formal and narrative, spare and ornate, made of diamonds, iron or diamonds and iron – probably every technique and material ever embraced by jewelers.”

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Purple Star and Swimming Pool Blue: 5 Coloured Stones to Know

Our upcoming online auction, Fine Jewels: Ode to Nature on 15 – 16 October 2019 features unusual coloured stones that are increasingly attracting interest globally. From intriguing origin stories to mesmerising hues and optical effects, we share five of our top picks from the sale.

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Extraordinary Encounters (IV): Eye of the Panther

International jewellery specialist Lisa Hubbard’s lecture at Saffronart’s inaugural Jewellery Conference in 2017 explored, among others, pieces from the Duchess of Windsor’s collection – including an onyx and diamond Panthère bracelet made by Cartier in 1952.

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