A global company with deep Indian roots, Saffronart was founded in 2000 on the strength of a private passion. Remaining committed to this passion and personal values, today Saffronart is a strong and successful international auction house that both embraces and drives change.
A platform for fine art and collectibles with over fourteen years of experience in auctions, Saffronart is committed to serving the growing community of Indian collectors, while also creating a cultural bridge to India for both the global Indian diaspora and the international community at large. Saffronart has set several global benchmarks for online auctions and is the subject of a case study at Harvard Business School.
Saffronart has held several highly successful online and live auctions, accompanied by physical catalogs and preview events in cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, New York, London, Singapore, and Hong Kong. These auctions allow bidders around the world to participate simultaneously in exciting sales. In October 2008, Saffronart extended its unique online auction platform beyond fine-art to host its inaugural sale of Fine Jewels and Watches, adding a new dimension to its market presence.
Since December 2011, Saffronart has offered Indian antiquities including sculptures, artifacts, and miniature paintings on its auction platform, in auctions conducted by Collectibles Antiques India Private Limited. In 2012, Saffronart held its inaugural auctions of Modern & Impressionist Art, Carpets & Rugs, Folk & Tribal Art, Art Deco, and the Art of Pakistan, followed by its first Travel & Leisure auction in 2013.
In the same year, Saffronart held its first Live Auction in Mumbai, ‘Francis Newton Souza: Works from the Collection of Keren Souza Kohn’, which combined room, online, and phone bidding. This was followed by two live auctions of Modern and Contemporary Indian art in February 2014 in Mumbai. Saffronart recently held its 100th auction and its first live auction in Delhi, which was a tremendous success.
With online and live auctions, a host of technology-enabled services for clients, and a global presence in Mumbai, New York, London, and Delhi, Saffronart offers easy access and detailed information on art, jewelry, collectibles, and real estate.