Sikh Art Watch – June 10 – Sikh Art Auction at Christies

A SIKH RAJA AT THE BRASS MERCHANT – PROBABLY LAHORE, PUNJAB PLAINS, CIRCA 1840 – Auction at Christies

Sikh Art Watch – June 10 - Sikh Art Auction at Christies

Auction Date: 10 June 2013  Arts of India Sale-9917
Lot# 175
Estimate: US$ $9,132 – $12,176
Sold: No update was provided

CATALOGUE NOTE — Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the nobleman sits in a shop’s alcove under a bright red and white striped canopy, before him a merchant weighs a vase on a large scale, an attendant and assistant behind them, a couple passes in the street before them where a sadhu sits with two monkeys and a dog, blue borders, laid down on card, minor staining, mounted, framed and glazed
8 5/8 x 12½in. (21.8 x 31.8cm.)


A SIKH RULER AND HIS FAMILY – PUNJAB HILLS, NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY – Auction at Christies

Sikh Art Watch – June 10 - Sikh Art Auction at Christies

Auction Date: 10 June 2013  Arts of India Sale-9917
Lot#176
Estimate: US$ $7,610 – $12,176
Sold: $13,192

CATALOGUE NOTE — Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, a Sikh ruler seated opposite his consort smoking a water pipe, set inside a walled palace compound with soldiers outside, set in wide red margins with fine black rules, the later added nasta’liq inscription identifying the ruler as Gulab Singh
14½ x 18½in. (37 x 47cm.)


GURU GOBIND SINGH ON HORSEBACK– PUNJAB PLAINS, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY – Auction at Christies

Sikh Art Watch – June 10 - Sikh Art Auction at Christies

Auction Date: 10 June 2013  Arts of India Sale-9917
Lot#177
Estimate: US$ $2,339 – $3,898
Sold: $8,148

CATALOGUE NOTE — Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the nimbate Guru Gobind Singh rides a white stallion, a falcon rests on his gloved hand, an attendant holds a ceremonial fan, on green ground, creases and areas of retouching, mounted, framed and glazed
7 5/8 x 5¼in. (19.5 x 13.3cm.)


A COPPER REPOUSSÉ PLAQUE WITH GURU GOBIND SINGH
– AMRITSAR, 20TH CENTURY – Auction at Christies

Sikh Art Watch – June 10 - Sikh Art Auction at Christies

Auction Date: 10 June 2013  Arts of India Sale-9917
Lot# 186
Estimate: $2,283 – $3,805
Sold: $2,328

CATALOGUE NOTE — After a relief in the Golden Temple, of rectangular form, depicting one of the Sikh gurus riding a horse and surrounded by attendants, with identification inscription in Punjabi at top, mounted, framed and glazed
3 7/8 x 7¼in. (9.8 x 18.4cm.)


AN ILLUSTRATED FOLIO FROM A JANAMSAKHI MANUSCRIPT
– KASHMIR, 19TH CENTURY – Auction at Christies

Sikh Art Watch – June 10 - Sikh Art Auction at Christies

Auction Date: 10 June 2013  Arts of India Sale-9917
Lot#179
Estimate: US$ $1,065 – $1,522
Sold: $1,940

CATALOGUE NOTE — Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the illustration probably depiciting Guru Nanak and other Sikh figures, with 6ll. of text below, between gold and polychrome rules, light creasing and staining, mounted, framed and glazed
Folio 5 7/8 x 4 1/8in. (14.9 x 10.5cm.)


RANJIT SINGH WITH AN ATTENDANT
– PUNJAB PLAINS, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1840 – Auction at Christies

Sikh Art Watch – June 10 - Sikh Art Auction at Christies

Auction Date: 10 June 2013  Arts of India Sale-9917
Lot#182
Estimate: US$ $3,044 – $4,566
Sold: No updated provided

CATALOGUE NOTE — Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, seated on a terrace on a red carpet, a marble pavillion behind them, between gold-speckled blue card borders
Painting 10 x 7 3/8.in. (25.3 x 18.6cm.); Folio 11½. x 8in. (28 x 20.3cm.)


A LARGE PORTRAIT OF A SIKH NOBLEMAN, POSSIBLY MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH – NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1900 – Auction at Christies

Sikh Art Watch – June 10 - Sikh Art Auction at Christies

Auction Date: 10 June 2013  Arts of India Sale-9917
Lot# 181
Estimate: $4,566 – $7,610
Sold: $5,432

CATALOGUE NOTE — Depicting the founder of the Sikh Empire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh (r.1801-1839), oil on two joined pieces of paper lined with canvas, the bearded figure with the distinctive blind left eye, his wrist with a kara or Sikh ceremonial bracelet, the figure seated on a chair under an arch with bright scrolling floral decoration set on a floral carpet, minor scratches to the surface of the pigment
51½ x 35¾in. (130.8 x 90.8cm.)


THE GOLDEN TEMPLE AT AMRITSAR
– DELHI, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1860 – Auction at Christies

Sikh Art Watch – June 10 - Sikh Art Auction at Christies

Auction Date: 10 June 2013  Arts of India Sale-9917
Lot#185
Estimate: $1,218 – $1,522
Sold:$3,880

CATALOGUE NOTE — Miniature painting on ivory panel, depicting the holy Sikh building, the painting set in an oval gilt-metal frame with openwork borders and two opening panels, on three feet, minor staining otherwise in good condition
4 7/8in. (12.4cm.) high with frame


THREE FINE PORTRAITS ON IVORY– NORTH INDIA, 1880-1920 – Auction at Christies

Sikh Art Watch – June 10 - Sikh Art Auction at Christies

Auction Date: 10 June 2013  Arts of India Sale-9917
Lot#329
Estimate: US$ $2,740 – $3,653
Sold: No update prodived

CATALOGUE NOTE — Comprising a portrait of “H.H. The Rajah of Nabha”, possibly Maharaja Ripudman Singh (r.1911-1923), depicted in bust and wearing a bejewelled turban, in gilt copper frame with suspension loop; a medallion portrait of a lady holding a rose, possibly a European lady dressed in Indian fashion, on blue-grey ground and in oval metal mount with suspension loop; and a seated portrait of a man dressed in blue robes, a Kashmir shawl on his shoulder, identified as “An Indian Rajah, 1882” on reverse, in wood frame with gilt mount
The largest portrait 5¼ x 3 7/8in. (13.1 x 10cm.) (3)


TWO SIKH NOBLEMEN
– PUNJAB PLAINS, NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY – Auction at Christies

Sikh Art Watch – June 10 - Sikh Art Auction at Christies

Auction Date: 10 June 2013  Arts of India Sale-9917
Lot#178
Estimate: US$ $1,065 – $1,522
Sold: $8,148

CATALOGUE NOTE — Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, each noble seated and richly adorned with jewelled turban, necklaces and bazubands, heavily armed, one wearing a red robe, the other wearing yellow, mounted, framed and glazed, minor staining, otherwise in good condition
6¼ x 5 1/8in. (15.8 x 12.9cm.)

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Ken Wong says:

    Please let me know as soon as possible if there is a way to place a bid online.

    Thank you.

    • Sikh Foundation says:

      Sorry we missed your first question about doing the bid online – the auction was June 10th – so it is over now. For future reference, when we should the items on our site, you can click the title of the piece and it will take you to the auction house – from there you can send them a message or read around their site to see if they do offer online bidding! Good luck – Check back with us to see when we post more auction pieces we hear about.
      Thanks