Bowl and cutlery used by Gandhi emerges at auction07 January 2021 Indian icon's simple items surface for auction
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, most usually known as Mahatma Gandhi, led a movement for non-violent resistance that successfully campaigned for India's independence from British rule.
Items featuring the great man such as pictures or stamps crop up regularly at auction but something used by Gandhi himself are less common.
They also need to have what auctioneers call provenance - documented proof that the item was indeed used by Gandhi.
This bowl and cutlery set is on offer in a timed auction running at East Bristol Auctions until Sunday January 10.
It comes with a photograph and a long backstory detailing who owned the items after Gandhi had used them during his incarceration at Aga Kahn Palace in Pune (1942-1944) and at the Palm Bun House in Mumbai.
The estimate is £60,000-£80,000.
Last year, the same auction house sold a pair of Gandhi's spectacles for £260,000.
For Gandhi collectors looking for something a tad lower on the price scale, the same timed sale at East Bristol also includes this sketch of Gandhi.
Drawn by Clare Winsten (1894-1989), it is estimated at £150-£250.
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