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Antique hand-held brass fan with peacock neck handle

Antique Hand-held Brass Fan

Most Viewed By April 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I am going to present to you an antique hand-held brass fan which I have collected recently that was used by a rich landlord during the Zamindari system in pre-independence India. This beautiful brass fan is acquired from a gentleman by name Adinarayanan whose great grandfather was working as a chief accountant for a wealthy landlord in present Tamil Nadu…

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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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Antique brass Coffee filter

Antique Brass Coffee Filter

Most Viewed By November 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

  I am one among those millions world over for whom a cup of freshly brewed hot coffee early in the morning is a heavenly delight. My coffee should be a South Indian filter coffee with fresh decoction taken from well roasted coffee beans with the right blend of chicory powder mixed with fresh hot foaming milk with a balanced…

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Vintage silver Vendi mattuginni with Ugadi Pachhadi

Vintage Ugadi Vendi Ginni (Silver bowl)

Most Viewed By October 31, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

            This vintage silver bowl is used for keeping the Ugadi pachhadi the traditional chutney prepared every year for Ugadi festival. We used to call this vintage bowl as Vendi Mattu Ginni meaning the silver bowl with Mattu, a type of supporting ring under the bowl. This vintage silver Mattu Ginni is used only for…

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Antique Brass and Bronze curry pots in a group

Antique Brass And Bronze Curry Cooking Pots

Featured, Most Viewed By April 6, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  The antique brass and bronze pots shown here are exclusively used for cooking Andhra Curries. In traditional Andhra meal there will be five items invariably  – Muddapappu, curry, chutney, pulusu, rasam and curds or butter milk with lots of accompaniments like pickles, powders, appadam, vadiyalu, ooramirapakayalu etc. Out of all Andhra meal items curry, known as koora takes an…

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Vintage Brass 5-Tier Tiffin box carrier

Vintage Brass 5-Tier Tiffin Box Carrier

Featured, Most Viewed By January 30, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  This vintage brass 5-tier tiffin box was used by me during my school days to carry lunch to my school. I was born in the year 1940. My grandfather who was a head master for the only elementary school we had in our village Someswaram, in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, India, had admitted me into the…

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Antique Brass Milk Pot

Most Viewed By January 7, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

  When my mother came to my father’s house for the first time in the year 1936 after her marriage, her father gifted her few items for her comfort at the new home including a cow and a brass milk pot known as paala tappela into which the milk is squeezed from the cow.  This brass milk pot is 77…

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