Admirer of Paul Raj Paintings

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Paul was born in Kodaikanal on 22 September 1914 and died on 2 October 1979. G D Arulraj was born in 1925 and died in June 1972 while visiting India. Arul worked at Laguna Beach in the 60's and 1970's. G D Thyagaraj might have been born in 1922 and I am told that he probably died sometime before 1981. He moved to northern India as a young man. I lived in India as a child and spent a lot of time in Calcutta. My mother purchased several paintings directly from Paul Raj while living in Madras and this got me interested in his works. I then discovered he had two brothers Arul Raj and Thyaga Raj who were both fantastic artists. I could not find much information on the internet so decided to set up my own blog. Subsequently a Facebook tribute site has also been created to the memory of the three brothers. Contact me at:

Monday, 30 September 2013

Silver Rupee snuff box

I recently came across this silver snuff box for sale on the internet, I think it eventually sold for around £40.00.  I have seen several similar kinds over the years and they look a fun item to collect.
The box shows two coins one making up the lid and the second the base dating from 1918. However I can not be certain when the box was actually made?  I assume the side of the box is made from drilling through a number of other coins.
I have a collection of rupees but no snuff boxes yet!!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a good collectible. We have a few such coins from my grandpa's time!