Sikh Art Watch – June 9 – Sikh Art at Bonhams

A PATIALA NOBLEMAN SEATED BY A PALACE WINDOW
North India, circa 1880
– Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2014 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2014  Islamic and Indian Art Sale- 21723

Lot# 375
Estimate: £300 – 400
Sold: £812

CATALOGUE NOTE
A Patiala nobleman seated by a palace window
North India, circa 1880
gouache on paper, oval, framed, 60 x 45 mm.; two miniatures on ivory depicting Shah Jahan and a Mughal princess, Delhi, circa 1860; a prince and a maiden, 20th Century, on ivory; a polo scene, Iran, probably Isfahan, 20th Century, on ivory
the first 60 x 45 mm.(5)
 


THE THIRD SIKH GURU, AMAR DAS (1479-1574), SEATED AGAINST A BOLSTER ON A TERRACE WITH AN ATTENDANT Punjab, circa 1840 – Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2014 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2014  Islamic and Indian Art Sale – 21723
Lot# 376
Estimate: £2,000 – 3,000
Sold: £5,000

CATALOGUE NOTE
The third Sikh Guru, Amar Das (1479-1574), seated against a bolster on a terrace with an attendant
Punjab, circa 1840
gouache and gold on paper, a painted oval, cornerpieces depicting finches and flowers, yellow inner border with nagari and nasta’liq inscriptions, orange outer border, framed
215 x 172 mm.
FOOTNOTES
The nagari and nasta’liq inscriptions read Sri Guru Amar Das ji. 


A CHAIR-CANER AND A PORTRAIT-PAINTER, BY A SIKH ARTIST
Punjab, circa 1830-40 –
Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2014 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2014  Islamic and Indian Art Sale – 21723

Lot# 377
Estimate: £1,200 – 1,500
Sold: £1,750

CATALOGUE NOTE
A chair-caner and a portrait-painter, by a Sikh artist
Punjab, circa 1830-40
watercolour on paper, gold and coloured margin rules, framed
190 x 228 mm.
FOOTNOTES
Provenance:
With Maggs Bros., London, 1970s.

For very similar paintings of tradespeople and other figures, see the sales in these rooms, Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 14th June 2012, lot 304, and 18th June 2013, lot 390.


TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF MAHARAJA BHUPINDRA SINGH AND HIS WIFE
Vandyk, London, circa 1920
– Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2014 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2014  Islamic and Indian Art Sale-21723

Lot# 520
Estimate: £500 – 600
Sold: £700

CATALOGUE NOTE

Two photographs of Maharaja Bhupindra Singh and his wife
Vandyk, London, circa 1920
inscribed Vandyk/London in pencil on mounts, framed
247 x 195 mm.(2)


A GROUP OF ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN PIECES MADE FOR THE SERVICE OF MAHARAJA YADAVINDRA SINGH OF PATIALA
England, dated 1945-1946
– Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2014 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2014  Islamic and Indian Art Sale-21723

Lot# 521
Estimate: £2,000 – 3,000
Sold: will update when auction is done

CATALOGUE NOTE A group of Royal Worcester porcelain pieces made for the service of Maharaja Yadavindra Singh of Patiala
England, dated 1945-1946
comprising sixteen plates, three cups and four saucers, each in cream and white with gilt bands to the edges with raised neoclassical designs, roundels containing the arms of Patiala, each with Royal Worcester marks to base, the plates and saucers with the impressed letters ‘x’ or ‘y’ for the years 1945 and 1946
the dinner plates 23.7 cm. diam.(23)


A SIKH SILVER QUOIT (CHAKRAM) PRESENTED TO HONORARY CAPTAIN SARDAR BAHADUR HAZURA SINGH BY THE OFFICERS OF THE 90TH PUNJABIS ON THE 8TH JULY, 1914
India, early 20th Century
– Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2014 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2014  Islamic and Indian Art Sale-21723

Lot# 522
Estimate: £2,000 – 3,000
Sold: £3,750

CATALOGUE NOTE A Sikh silver Quoit (chakram) presented to Honorary Captain Sardar Bahadur Hazura Singh by the Officers of the 90th Punjabis on the 8th July, 1914
India, early 20th Century
of circular form with sharpened edge, engraved to one side ‘PRESENTED BY THE INDIAN OFFICERS OF 90th PUNJABIS TO HONY. CAPTAIN (SUBADAR MAJOR) HAZURA SINGH SARDAR BAHADUR 8-7-1914.’ a further inscription in gurmukhi
29.3 cm. diam.; 243 g.
FOOTNOTES
Honorary Captain Sardar Bahadur Hazura Singh was a First Class recipient of the Order of British India in 1914. The order of merit was first established in 1859 for “long, faithful and honourable service” to the East India Company but was incorporated into the British honours system in 1859 following Indian Mutiny.


A GOLD NECKLACE WITH SEVEN COMPANY SCHOOL MINIATURE IVORY PORTRAITS, INCLUDING RANJIT SINGH
Delhi or Agra, late 19th Century
– Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2014 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2014  Islamic and Indian Art Sale-21723

Lot# 523
Estimate: £1,500 – 2,000
Sold: £2,750
CATALOGUE NOTE

A gold Necklace with seven Company School miniature ivory portraits, including Ranjit Singh
Delhi or Agra, late 19th Century
composed of seven oval miniature portraits on ivory depicting Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Maharaja Gulab Singh, possibly an Afghan ruler, four Mughal consorts including Nur Jahan and possibly Jodha Bai, in gold framework linked with double slender chains bearing globular gold filigree elements
41 cm. length (approx.), 63 g.


 

 

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