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Timed Online Auction | The Kumar Collection | Southeast Asian & Chinese Antiquities | On-Site | Cammeray - 166 lots

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Timed Online Auction | The Kumar Collection | Southeast Asian & Chinese Antiquities | On-Site | Cammeray

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    Charmaine & Shanti Kumar migrated to Australia in 1974. They brought with them a 20Ft container of Antiques which came from their ancestral homes. The antique furniture was antique Dutch/Sri Lankan made of Jak & ebony wood. Shanti had regional jobs in the ‘90s & picked up antiques in his travels in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia etc…They moved to Hong Kong in ‘94 with a regional job & continued picking up interesting artifacts. Charmaine bought some genuine Chinese Antiques in Macao (Including the Antique Chinese Emperors Chair), brought over from China.

    On one of their trips to India they purchased from Natesans Antiqarts, Bangalore (the leading Indian Antique dealer), two special pieces. A 4ft 9ins, bronze statue of the Hindu goddess Parvati, the other is Poothana, the demon, a fragment of a wooden chariot from Tanjore in Tamil Nadu, from the 18th century (authenticated by a document from Natesans). The collection of Buddha Heads was picked up from most countries in South Asia. There are none sourced from any temples. The unique Marble Buddha Head was purchased from an antique dealer in Goa, India in 1996. The antique statues of the three Chinese wooden Gods were purchased in Hangzhou, China. The collection of Antique Chinese Tiffin Carriers was purchased from a Chinese family from Taipei. Their parents brought it from China when they escaped from Mao's 8th army in the 1940s. The Rare Antique Indian Claw footed Bridal Coffer with Bone & Gilt Inlay, 19th Century was purchased in Rajasthan, India in the early ‘90s. The collection of knives & horses was collected in different cities in the Middle East & Asia.

    Based in Hong Kong, Taipei, KL, Bangkok & Phnom Penh gave them the opportunity to pick up some interesting objects. They are planning to downsize, and they are reluctantly selling some of their antique collection.


    This is a timed online format auction, meaning that bidders can participate in the auction via computer only. Bidding for the first lot closing at 11am, with a 1 minute delay between subsequent lots.

    Please be aware that it is possible to bid on Theodore Bruce's sales through two websites, which attract different fees. If you bid through Theodore Bruce's site, there is no additional fee to bid online, however, if you bid through Invaluable's website, there is an additional 3% fee (on top of the buyer's premium) which is charged by Invaluable.

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    Please remember to allow time to register, so don't leave your bidding to the last minute ! In fact, we recommend that you register to bid a minimum of 24 hours prior to the auction.

    Take note that the viewing is strictly by appointment in Cammeray, (address to be advised when making your appointment). In order to arrange an appointment, please contact Amelia Scott (details below). Collection of your successful purchases will also be from the house in Cammeray and is strictly limited to 22nd November between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm.

    If you are unable to view the items in which you are interested, we strongly encourage you to request a condition report. To do this, use the "Ask a Question" button on left hand side of the page of the lot in which you are interested (this enquiry will go directly to the auction house), or contact Amelia Scott for condition reports, extra pictures or to ask any other question. The contact details are:
    phone: + 61 2 8212 4100 or
    email: a.scott@theodorebruce.com.au

    Please note that the buyer's premium is inclusive of GST and does not include Invaluable's bidding fees. This is the amount you would pay if bidding though Theodore Bruce's website.
  • Sale(s):
    20 Nov 2022 ~ 11am (AEST)
    To bid online, go to: https://www.theodorebruceauctions.com.au/auction-catalog/The-Kumar-Collection-%7C-Southeast-Asian-&-Chinese-Antiquities-%7C-On-Site-%7C-Cammeray_BH8NU6JFJH/
    Stanmore, NSW 2048 Australia
  • Viewing:
    18 Nov 2022 ~ 12noon - 4pm
    Address to be advised when you book your appointment time
    Cammeray, NSW 2062

Prices realised in this sale include buyers premium of 25.000%.

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