When I started writing this blog , I was overwhelmed by too many stories I have in my memory on YK Antiques. I couldn’t pick up one and leave out others. But I shared the most important ones in this blog to let you feel the beauty of the place.
Before the introduction of Metric System, Indian states had their own indigenous measuring systems in place. When I was a child, we used measuring cups in our house. I distinctly remember my mother using them. With time, they were replaced with modern ones in my house and that’s the last I saw them. After many… Continue reading Vintage Measuring Cups
I got to know about Zishta by chance. And I should thank Facebook for that. Social media has worked wonders for me. I have met interesting people online and have had engaging and interesting conversations with them regarding antiques. Some inspired me, some told me that I inspired them, some were full of questions… Continue reading The Cultural Voyage of a Corporate Executive – Zishta
It is amazing to know that a simple cup with an elongated snout has played a crucial role in feeding the babies milk and medicines over centuries. There is no doubt about the fact that breastfeeding is the best form of feeding the babies. Sometimes, due to various factors, breastfeeding is not always possible for… Continue reading Antique Brass Milk Feeding Cup – Paladai
“Amidst the shining brass And a few ceramic & glass There it was… With a missing shot glass And a loosened cork top Steady and calm In all of its charm Wind the knob And pick the bottle to gaze A sweet little surprise For you it plays A glance & a stare… For an… Continue reading Vintage Musical Decanter Set
A laptop of its era, this Welco 280 De Luxe typewriter was owned by my brother-in-law. It is now part of collection of antiques. Here’s a short video that will tell you more about it and the era of typewrites.
Whenever guests or visitors come home, they always end up asking me about this antique brass gangalam that proudly sits in my living room. It is a beautiful artifact and I just had to acquire it when I first laid eyes on it. The story of how I got to know about this gangalam… Continue reading Antique Brass Gangalam – An Interesting Story!
Love spices? This time, we’ve got something unique and interesting lined up for you antique lovers – the antique brass spice box. No meal in India is complete without spices. We’ve been exporting spices to the world since ages and Indian food is synonymous with spices. Agree or disagree? When I was a kid,… Continue reading Antique Brass Spice Box
Idlis are a preferred choice of breakfast in South India and they’ve has also gained popularity in the rest of India too. A good source of carbs and protein, idlis are light, tasty and a healthy choice. While the modern stainless steel idli steamers do the job well, back in the day most households… Continue reading Antique Brass Idli Steamer (Idli Patra)
As some of you might already know, I’ve made some interesting friends via the blog who keep writing to me about antiques and share their views about my collection and also about antiques that they own. One such friend that I’m regularly in touch with is Mr. Rajappan. In case you are wondering who… Continue reading Antique Gajalakshmi Panchaloha Oil Lamp