Bid & Hammer
NEW ABOUT US: Established in 2007 by Maher Dadha (industrialist, art collector and also publisher of the book ˜Views of India“ Art of the British Raj) and his sons Ankush Dadha & Apoorva Dadha along with Charu Sharma (auctioneer & commentator), HRH Gaj Singh II (Maharaja of Jodhpur and convener of INTACH Marwar), Rukmini Varma, Bob Hayton (international auctioneer and decorative arts specialist) and Savita Apte (Modern & Contemporary Indian Art specialist) amongst others, Bid & Hammer’s team of directors, advisors & specialists have a wealth of international experience allied to a deep understanding of the complex dynamics of the Indian market. At a time when the burgeoning Indian auction market was synonymous with Indian paintings, Bid & Hammer started with the objective of developing the Indian art and auction market beyond paintings by introducing the concept of generalist as well as specialist auctions covering not only Modern & Contemporary Art but also Company School Paintings & Drawings, Miniatures, Jewellery, English & Indian Silver, Antique Swords & Daggers, Period Furniture, Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Photographs (ABMPP), Carpets, Rugs, Tapestries, Cricket Memorabilia and a host of other Decorative Works of Art & Collectibles’ a first for any auction house in India! In sync with the Founder Chairman & Managing Director Maher Dadha’s vision, Bid & Hammer has established itself as India’s pioneering multi-category auction house and is known to have offered important works by prominent Indian artists such as Raja Ravi Varma, Antonio Xavier Trindade, F N Souza and M F Husain, besides iconic English artists J M W Turner, William Hodges and French illustrator Etienne Drian amongst others. The decorative sections have had works by Rene Lalique, Mappin & Webb, Dan Dailey (Daum) and T Manickam Chetty & Sons to name a few. A traditional bricks and mortar auction house operating out of Bengaluru & New Delhi with previews and auctions also held in Chennai and Jodhpur, since our first ˜Floor Auction” in 2008 we have conducted various Estate Auctions and have also conducted ˜Live Online Only” and ˜Silent Bids” auctions.
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