Established in 1924, Balaji’s Antiques and Collectibles is still a family owned business located in the oldest part of Bangalore city.
They specialise in South Indian works of art including Ravi Varma lithographs, unique bronze artefacts, Mysore and Tanjore paintings and maps of India. In addition they deal in both colonial and ethnic furniture and International early technology like mechanical gramophones, collectible watches and tin toys.
Their loyal clientele, which is local, national and global, appreciate their ability to source unusual items as well as vintage pieces. This meant they were able to supply David Lean with many of the props he needed, from old newspapers to vintage cars, for the film ‘A Passage to India’.
They travel widely in South India and, with thorough research, have managed to acquire rare objects and historically important works of art for museums like Dharmasthala (South Kanara), the Omega Museum (Geneva) as well as for private collectors.
The original shop is in Avenue Road, but they also now have a branch in Cooke Town called Virala.
VISIT THEIR EVENT VIRALA AT COOKE TOWN FROM 5th – 8th OCTOBER 2017.