Sikh Art Watch – Oct 8 – Sikh Art at Bonhams

A Sikh repoussé silver Parasol (Chattri)
– Punjab, mid 19th Century – Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – Oct 8 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams
Auction Date: 8 October 2013  Islamic and Indian Art Sale-21359
Lot# 225
Estimate: £5,000 – 7,000
Sold: will update when auction is done

CATALOGUE NOTE
The parasol depicts the Ten Gurus of Sikhism. The Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy scripture, is said to be the 11th Guru. It is possible that this miniature silver parasol or chattri once hung over a copy of the Guru Granth Sahib. There is a comparable example in the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (inv. no. 2007.19) which depicts Guru Nanak, the first of the Ten Sikh gurus) along with his two companions, Bhai Mardana and Bhai Bala. 24 cm. high; 362 g. – From the collection of Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison, Lieutenant General of Punjab (1882-87).
 


A group of four miniatures, depicting Sikh subjects: Guru Nanak, Maharajah Ranjit Singh, the Golden Temple at Amritsar, and Jassa Singh Ramgharia
Northern India, circa 1840-60 – Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – Oct 8 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams
Auction Date: 8 October 2013  Islamic and Indian Art Sale-21359  
Lot#280
Estimate: £1,200 – 1,500
Sold: will update when auction is done

CATALOGUE NOTE — gouaches on ivory, all oval except the last, Maharajah Ranjit Singh and the view of the Golden Temple in fine 19th Century gold mounts
65 x 53 mm.; 44 mm. diam.; 43 mm. diam.; 105 x 70 mm.(4)


A Nourie banker with his assistants and petitioners – Sind or Northern India, Lahore, circa 1850-60 – Auction at Bohan

Sikh Art Watch – Oct 8 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonham
Auction Date: 8 October 2013  Islamic and Indian Art Sale-21359   
Lot#284
Estimate: £4,000 – 6,000
Sold: will update when auction is done

CATALOGUE NOTE — For a strikingly similar depiction of Nourie figures, in which at least two of the same characters appear, referred to in the English inscription as bankers, and apparently from the same album, see S. C. Welch, Room for Wonder: Indian Painting during the British Period 1760-1880, pp. 166-167, no. 72. The Nouries (or Noories) were from a village of that name in Sind, south of Hyderabad, on the river Fulalee. There is another page from this album, depicting Sikh akalis, in Welch, op. cit., pp. 128-129, no. 57.

 

 

 

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