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Looks like looted booty from the Lahore treasury from when the British annexed our country. Possibly descendants of those thieves who have hit on hard times and they are now selling the looted propert

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Sorry, but why is there so much concern over material artifacts? Do you guys even believe in Sikhi?

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A gold-thread-embroidered velvet-clad leather quiver and bow holder, almost certainly made for Maharaja Ranjit Singh (Reg. 1801-1839), the Lion of the Punjab Lahore, circa 1838(11)

A GOLD-THREAD-EMBROIDERED VELVET-CLAD LEATHER QUIVER AND BOW HOLDER, ALMOST CERTAINLY MADE FOR MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH (REG. 1801-1839), THE LION OF THE PUNJAB
Lahore, circa 1838
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Sold for £ 100,000 inc. premium

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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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A diamond-set forehead pendant (chand-tikka) from the collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur (1817-63), wife of Maharajah Ranjit Singh (1780-1839) Punjab, Probably Lahore, first half of the 19th Century

A DIAMOND-SET FOREHEAD PENDANT (CHAND-TIKKA) FROM THE COLLECTION OF MAHARANI JINDAN KAUR (1817-63), WIFE OF MAHARAJAH RANJIT SINGH (1780-1839)
Punjab, Probably Lahore, first half of the 19th Century
Sold for £ 131,500 inc. premium

 

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