Category Archives: Antiquities

Living Between Tradition and Modernity

Saffronart is excited to announce its April auctions dedicated to two important lifestyle defining categories. The Design Sale on 18 – 19 April presents furniture and lighting from important design movements of the 20th century, when craftsmen, designers and artists … Continue reading

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Motichand Khajanchi’s Legacy of Rajasthani Miniatures

The history of collecting classical Indian art in modern India is full of remarkable personalities. Karl Khandalavala, chairman of the Prince of Wales Museum (now the CSMVS Museum) from 1958-1995, was one of the most influential scholars in the field. He advised … Continue reading

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Your E-Pocket Guide to Exhibitions This June

The folks at Saffronart have put together a compact list of art events in Mumbai, Delhi, London and New York. All you need is a fully-charged phone to guide you and enough money if you’ve got travel plans. There’s a lot happening … Continue reading

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Closing of Elegant Design

Elizabeth Prendiville of Saffronart New York covers the results of the popular Elegant Design 24 hour sale.   New York: Tuesday March 25th marked the opening of Elegant Design, Saffronart’s premier vintage interior design sale. The sale was immediately followed … Continue reading

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Carpetariat Woes

Rashmi Rajgopal believes carpets deserve a better place in people’s homes, especially if they’re Iranian nomadic carpets. Mumbai: Hey, you! You, who indiscriminately use the phrase “it’s a dog’s life” just because you heard it somewhere or read it somewhere or … Continue reading

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From Golconda &…Oh, We’re Done Already

Rashmi Rajgopal attempts stopping people from over-crowding the Saffronart Gallery for the house-full Usha Bala Krishnan talk held on 17th October 2013. Mumbai: A couple weeks ago, I was assigned a pretty important task: to create a list of comparisons … Continue reading

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‘Shine’ – 200 Years of Human Ingenuity

Ipshita Sen of Saffronart explores an exhibit at the Textile Museum of Canada New York: The Textile Museum of Canada presents its exhibit “Shine” this summer.  Curated by Natalia Nekrassova and Sarah Quinton, this exhibition promises to be a visual delight. … Continue reading

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The Splendors of India’s Royal Courts Displaying In The Forbidden City.

Emily Jane Cushing suggests ‘The Splendors of India’s Royal Courts’, an exhibition curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum for the Palace Museum, Beijing. London: For the first time the arts of Royal India are coming to China. The exhibition … Continue reading

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From India East: Sculpture of Devotion

Emily Jane Cushing shares a note on the exhibition ‘From India East: Sculpture of Devotion’ at the Rubin Museum, New York New York: The Rubin Museum of Art in New York is home to exhibits that show the artistic heritage of the … Continue reading

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Wynyard Wilkinson on ‘Silver from the Indian Sub-Continent 1858-1947’ at Saffronart

Emily Jane Cushing shares a note on a talk given by Wynyard Wilkinson at Saffronart in London London: On Wednesday 15 May, before the preview of the new Saffronart exhibition ‘Silver From the Indian Sub-Continent 1858-1947’ author and Antique silver specialist … Continue reading

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