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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. Single leaf, ink and gouache with watercolour additions, on thick buff paper, 315 by 390 mm; aerial view of the Holy Ka'aba in Mecca with surrounding town and hills in the distance, image framed within a black ruling, lightly browned, a few light scuffs, reverse blank.

    £2,250
  8. Single leaf, ink and gouache pigments on card, heightened in silver and gold, depicting a lady standing with a vina, feeding two deer with an attendant in waiting, standing on a pavilion with a pond and flower beds in the foreground and tall trees with parrots and monkeys in the background, panel of nagari script along the top edge, 328 x 265 mm; single column of nagari script in panel at top of the image, with 6 lines of black script with accents in red, image framed within painted red border, some very slight finger soiling and slight chips to paint, Christie's lot sticker to reverse else blank, unframed, a bright and and attractive painting.

    £4,000
  9. single leaf, ink and gouache Company School painting on buff paper, contemporary manuscript caption 'His Highness the Rajah of Tanjore' to lower edge, 325 by 230 mm.; a little surface soiling and rubbed, upper edge a little creased and chipped with fractional loss; in modern card mount

    £475
  10. 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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