On the block

Niladri Kumar, Girijesh Jha and Sachit Saraf at the Bidsvilla auction preview at St. Regis
Niladri Kumar, Girijesh Jha and Sachit Saraf at the Bidsvilla auction preview at St. Regis

Bidsvilla, an online auction based marketplace, in alliance with Conferro Heritae, a sister concern of London-based Conferro Auctions, have rolled out an online auction series. At an exclusive preview at St. Regis showcased was the inventory for the three auctions categories including some never seen before items.

In the vintage publications section there was an original 1906 India Gazzette newspaper and an original copy of ‘Baapu ke path par’ from 1948 that is signed by the late J B Kriplani. Also, various international and national newspapers, magazines, cartoons and advertisements. In the movie memorabilia section, there are old posters, synopsis, lobby cards, LPs, etc. of movies from 1900s and a special ‘Hollywood section.’

The Modern and Contemporary Art preview includes masterpieces by legends like F N Souza, V S Gaitonde, M F Husain, Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy and N L Bose.

On preview evening guests also witnessed a delighteful performance by internationally acclaimed sitar maestro Niladri Kumar who perfomred on a 100-year-old sitar which would be auctioned later this month for the cause of music training for the underprivileged.

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