Saturday, 28 May 2011

Another Punjab and Sikh artefacts sale at Mullocks

A Major Sale of Punjab Artefacts Coming up in UK, Organized by Mullock�s Auctioneers

A major sale of artefacts relating to the Punjab and India from the days of the Raj takes place next week in the UK.

The sale by Mullock�s auctioneers, of Shropshire, (English Midlands), includes an antique reproduction of the British Imperial State Crown - possibly a proof for the Imperial Crown or made as a gift commemorating the coronation. The crown is decorated with the famous Kooh- I-Noor Diamond and carries an estimate of 800 1200 GBP.

Also included is a rare letter dated 1865 and describing how the diamond was surrendered to Queen Victoria by the Maharajah Duleep Singh, as well as papers concerning the Maharajah�s British guardian Sir John Loggin.

A grand illustrated manuscript on the history of Kashmir from the Lahore Court of Maharajah Ranjit Singh (est. �8,000 GBP) , an oil painting of Maharajah Rajinder Singh of Patiala(est. �8,000 GBP) and several other historical documents and art relating to India are also included in the sale, as well as miniature portraits on ivory and a rare ivory figure of Maharajah Ranjit Singh (est.�2,000 GBP).

Other items include:

* A rare first Edition of The Court And Camp Of Runjeet Sing With An Introductory Sketch Of The Origin And Rise Of The Sihk State by The Hon W.G. Osborne

* Handwritten letters on the famous Diamond and it being in the possession fo the Sikh Raj

* Written documents on Maharajah Duleep Singh and John Login

* Important painting of Rajinder Singh Oil on Canvas

* Painting by famous Sikh artist Kehar Singh

* Lahore treaty with the British

The sale, on June 2nd, takes place at Ludlow Racecourse, Ludlow, Shropshire (English Midlands). Mullock�s are a leading British auction house and one of the most important in Europe for this type of material. The company has had a leading reputation for more than 25 years. The last sale on Punjab and Sikh artifacts was a huge success.


See coverage of the last Mullocks sale of Sikh and Punjab items.


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