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An extremely rare and fine example of the Order of the Propitious Star of the Punjab (Kaukab-i-Iqbal-i-Punjab), INSTITUTED BY MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH, SECOND CLASS, AWARDED BY THE SIKH COURT TO IMPORTANT COURTIERS, DIPLOMATS OR ENVOYS Lahore, dated [VS] 1894/AD 1837

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ORDER OF THE PROPITIOUS STAR OF THE PUNJAB (KAUKAB-I-IQBAL-I-PUNJAB), INSTITUTED BY MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH, SECOND CLASS, AWARDED BY THE SIKH COURT TO IMPORTANT COURTIERS, DIPLOMATS OR ENVOYS
Lahore, dated [VS] 1894/AD 1837
Sold for £ 75,250 inc. premium

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A portrait of the Sikh artist Ishar Singh (1860-1910) European School, signed by M. B., early 20th Century

A PORTRAIT OF THE SIKH ARTIST ISHAR SINGH (1860-1910)
EUROPEAN SCHOOL, SIGNED BY M. B., EARLY 20TH CENTURY
oil on board, signed M. B. lower left, label with nagari inscription pasted on backboard
37.5 x 33 cm.
Footnotes
Ishar Singh Mahant was the son of Bhai Ram Singh mussavar (painter). He worked in a Kangra style and was responsible for the decoration of the interiors of many Sikh and Hindu temples in Amritsar. See K. C. Arayan, Punjab Painting, pp. 107-108, and Musarrat Hasan, Painting in the Punjab Plains, Lahore 1998, p. 146.

Sold for £ 6,375 inc. premium

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