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  1. Single leaf, watercolour on fibrous paper, depicting a scene from the Jain vision of hell, circa 115 x 265 mm; image framed within contemporary red painted border, reverse blank, some light finger soiling and rubbing, overall bright and attractive example; floated in modern card mount.

    £500
  2. three leaves, watercolours on fibrous paper, each depicting a scene from the Jain vision of hell, each circa 110 x 265 mm; each image framed within red painted border, lower edges lacking, reverses blank, some light finger soiling and rubbing, overall bright and attractive examples; three together floated in a window mount.

    £1,750
  3. Single fine illuminated miniature painting, ink and watercolour opaque colours on thick buff paper, heightened in gold, loose leaf from a monumental illuminated manuscript, in Awadhi, overall size 555 x 640 mm; text in single column, devanagari script, both sides of leaf framed within intricately painted floral decorative border illuminated in gilt, in a remarkably clean and attractive state of preservation; framed and glazed.

    £27,500
  4. Six fine illuminated miniature painting, ink and watercolour opaque colours on thick buff paper, heightened in gold, each a loose leaf from a monumental illuminated manuscript, in Awadhi, overall size 555 x 640 mm; text in single column, devanagari script, both sides of each leaf framed within intricately painted floral decorative borders illuminated in gilt (each of a different design), miniatures in a remarkably clean and attractive state of preservation; framed and glazed.

    £150,000
  5. 16 leaves, watercolours on fibrous paper, each depicting a scene from the Jain vision of heaven or hell, each circa 115 x 265 mm; each image framed within red painted border, reverses blank, some light finger soiling and rubbing, overall bright and attractive examples; paired into two groups of 8, each mounted and framed under glass.

    £9,500
  6. Large painting on board signed 'Punir Shabab Bombay' (signed in lower left-hand corner), gouache on thick board, depicting an elegantly robed gentleman seated on an open terrace, with a moon-lit countryside and winding river in the background with stars illuminating the sky, 600 x 440 mm; some light water-staining and a small section of the top-left corner chipped with loss, rubbed and darkened (as often); reverse blank, in modern frame, glazed.

    £6,500
  7. Oil on board, c. 460 by 590 mm, depicting pilgrims in Mecca gathering for pilgrimage around the Holy Ka'aba; some pigments crackled, the sky and tops of the buildings in the background repainted with some additional retouching to foreground and central buildings, overall bright and attractive example; housed in a modern wooden frame, early 20th-century label to the back with manuscript description of the illustration in English.

    £8,000
 

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