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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.

    £37,500
  4. Single leaf, illuminated miniature on card, ink and gouache heightened in gold, c. 270 x 195 mm (main image 225 x 150 mm); some very light surface dusting, overall exceptionally bright and attractive condition; in mid-20th-century frame, typescript label from the Victoria & Albert Museum to reverse (likely from 1960s).

    £10,000
  5. Single leaf, ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, depicting seated ladies on an outdoor terrace at night time, receiving a visitor with musicians playing, seated in the moonlight, c. 280 x 220 mm; painting heightened in gold, a few very faint smudges to ink otherwise in a very clean and bright state of preservation, framed within painted red border apparently on a wider album page of speckled card; in modern frame, glazed.

    £15,000
  6. Two leaves, ink and gouache on paper, each with multiple scenes depicting a marriage procession and early married life, and scenes of daily life, each leaf c. 130 x 280 mm; a few small scuffs and light surface soiling, overall bright and attractive condition; mounted, framed and glazed, unexamined out of frame.

    £6,000
  7. 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
  8. Single leaf, ink and gouache on paper, heightened in gilt, depicting a prince entertaining a relining lady on a palace pavillion with female musicians and an attendant in waiting, huqqa pipe in the foreground, all under a starry night-time sky, ruled in gilt, c. 290 x 185 mm; a few very light smudges and some faint darkening to right-hand edge of leaf, overall bright and attractive condition; in mid-twentieth-century frame, glazed, Victoria & Albert Museum typed label taped to reverse (c. 1960s).

    £7,500
  9. 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
  10. 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
 

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