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YK Murthy

Personal encounter with Antiques!

Most Viewed By January 18, 2016

I have known YK Sir for little over a month now, we were introduced by a common friend and since then we have been exchanging mails and talking over the phone. I can say we have been bonding over antiques. We never met officially until last Saturday (26th December, 2015). After exchanging a couple of mails- planning our rendezvous, we…

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Antique Coin Toning And Why You Should Know About It

Most Viewed By January 8, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A lot of antique collectors start off with an interest in old coins. Coin toning is a term used to describe the discolouring of coins which happens due to the oxygen in the air and its effects on the metal of the coin.The word of the day today for the budding numismatist is toning. I’m sure the antiquer in you…

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Bonding Over Antiques – An Interesting Association

Uncategorized By October 31, 2015 Tags: , , , ,

Recently, I have added some more antiques to my collection, all thanks to a random visitor to my blog. How I acquired those antiques is a story in itself. Mr. Rajappan happened to stumble upon my blog by chance and shared that he had some antiques with him too. We exchanged messages and a couple of phone calls later; I…

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Kidaram – Large Brass Water Storage Pot

Most Viewed By October 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

                                This large brass storage pot is known as Kidaram in Tamil language. Kidaram is used for storage of water in the area known as Chettinadu in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Chettinadu is a dry area and in the olden days where corporation…

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Vintage Attar Distillation Vessel – Copper ‘Bhapka’

Featured, Most Viewed By October 5, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

                                Attar is an Indian name for the traditional perfumes made in India by ancient technique of distillation using copper vessels.This beautifully shaped copper vessel called ‘Bhapka’ is used in the traditional method of distillation of attar. The very mention of attar gives a romantic…

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Jaadis – The Ceramic Jars For Pickles

Most Viewed By December 30, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

        These beautiful ceramic jaadis you see in the pictures are used for storing pickles.These are known as pingani jaadi or peengan jaadi in south India meaning that they are made out of porcelain.These double colour beauties mostly in white and brown combination are pride of the kitchen few decades ago.They come in various sizes from huge…

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Antique Glass Jar With Lid

Most Viewed By December 20, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

This antique glass jar with lid shown in the picture has subtle curves, clean lines, with bulbous lid handle. The glass container is hard by nature, neutral on pallet and visually gives a relaxed feeling when looked at.The magnificent visibility is a great advantage to identify the contents quickly. This was purchased by my Grandfather Yenugu Krishna Murthy garu in…

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Thondi – The Copper Pot For Water

Most Viewed By November 30, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

  Thondi is a copper or brass pot that is used for drawing water from the well. The Thondi shown in the picture is hand made out of copper. Few decades ago when the expanding cities and towns did not have running water through pipe lines and there were no overhead water tanks to collect water by opening few valves.,…

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