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Auction 17 : Mumbai  Catalogue
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Auction 17
Lot 1
Numismatics ( THE ‘SHOLAY’ COIN )
Silver, 11.530 gr
British India

Property of a Bollywood Fan 

The Silver 1 Rupee coin was originally issued by the British Emperor George VI, in the year 1944 or 1945 from the Bombay mint. However, the interesting part of this tooled coin is that on both the sides, it has portrait of the king, i.e., the Head side is on both the sides. The coin is tooled wherein two coins were sliced from the centre and were stuck together to make a unique Sholay coin.  

In the classic Hindi...
Estimate :
2,000 - 4,000
Opening Bid :
2,000
Realized :
26000
Lot Viewed : 1566 Times
Auction 17
Lot 2
Numismatics ( URDHVA-LINGA SHIVA * )
Copper, 4.370 gr 
The Great Kushanas North-West India 

Property of a numismatic 
collector NON-EXPORTABLE 

The copper coin of the Great Kushana Emperor, Kanishka I has been issued in the Urdhva-Linga Shiva type. The king standing to left with offering in the Fire Altar near his right leg and legend around on obverse. Lord Shiva standing with a single head and holding a trident in his right hand, his left hand is hanging by the waist and Greeko legend in the r...
Estimate :
5,000 - 7,000
Opening Bid :
5,000
Realized :
15000
Lot Viewed : 73 Times
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Lot 3
Numismatics ( SHIVA IN TRIBHANGA POSE * )
Gold, 7.990 gr 
The Great Kushanas, North-West India 
3rd century AD 

Another Property 
NON-EXPORTABLE 

The gold Dinar was issued by the Kushna king, Vasudeva II with the portraiture of King offering havi to the Fire Altar with right hand and holding a trident in the left, legend around on the obverse. The reverse is interesting with Lord Shiva standing with three heads, four hands and with left leg crossed and folded near the right leg, called T...
Estimate :
300,000 - 400,000
Opening Bid :
300,000
Realized :
400000
Lot Viewed : 80 Times
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Lot 4
Numismatics ( ALUPA BOAR PAGODA * )
Gold, 4.760 gr 
Alupas, Karnataka, 8th century AD 

Property of a senior collector 
NON-EXPORTABLE 

Aluvarsa II (AD 730-760), Boar Gadyana (Pagoda), the Chalukya Lanchan (emblem), the majestic boar is standing to right with his mouth shown eating a long stalk of a lotus which has two ends and both of them having lotus, and around the boar is a dotted border of beads. Outside the beaded border is Kanarese legend. The interesting thing about this type is that it does...
Estimate :
325,000 - 400,000
Opening Bid :
325,000
Realized :
325000
Lot Viewed : 86 Times
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Lot 5
Numismatics ( MARATHA RUPEE OF MANDLA * )
Silver, 11.53 gr 
1787, Garha Mandla, Madhya Pradesh 

Another Property 
NON-EXPORTABLE 

The silver Rupee of the Great Marathas was issued by the Peshwas from Garha Mandla with the mint name Balanagar Garha. It was issued in the name of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II, in the RY 28 (M&W# T1). Complete mint name, Extremely Fine, Rare. 

In 1781, the Maratha Chiefs of Sagar took complete possession of Mandla from the Gond kings, and mad...
Estimate :
2,000 - 3,000
Opening Bid :
2,000
Realized :
6000
Lot Viewed : 31 Times
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Lot 6
Numismatics ( JAUNPUR TANKA * )
Gold, 11.42 gr 
Jaunpur, 15th century 

Property of a senior collector 
NON-EXPORTABLE 

The gold Tanka was issued by Sultan Ibrahim Shah (1402-1440), the Sultan of Jaunpur Sultanate. It was minted at Jaunpur mint, with Fi Zaman legend on obv and Tughra legend on rev (Rajgor# 2702; G&G# J2). Almost UNC.
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Estimate :
40,000 - 50,000
Opening Bid :
40,000
Realized :
55000
Lot Viewed : 22 Times
Auction 17
Lot 7
Numismatics ( KUTCH GOLD KORI * )
Gold, 4.680 gr 
Kutch State, Gujarat 
Dated 1870 

Property of a senior collector 
NON-EXPORTABLE 

 The gold coin called Kori, equivalent to 25 Silver Koris (= 6¼ British Rupees) was issued by Pragmalji II (AD 1860-1875) from Bhujnagar, the capital of Kutch State. The coin has double years of issue, Vikram Samvat 1927 and AD 1870. On the first line on the face of the coin, three symbols, Trident, a moon and a dagger represent Goddess Ashapura, Chandravan...
Estimate :
20,000 - 25,000
Opening Bid :
20,000
Realized :
44000
Lot Viewed : 37 Times
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Lot 8
Numismatics ( GOLD ASHRAFI OF AWADH * )
Gold, 10.890 gr 
Awadh State, Uttar Pradesh 
Dated AH 1270 (AD 1854) 

Property of a senior Gujarati collector 
NON-EXPORTABLE 

The gold coin called Ashrafi (Mohur) was issued by the Awadh Nawab, Wajid Ali Shah (AD 1847-1856), from the mint Baitus Sultanate Lakhnau Mulk Awadh Akhtarnagar, in the year AH 1270, RY 7 (date not listed in KM# 378.3). Almost UNC.
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Estimate :
40,000 - 60,000
Opening Bid :
40,000
Realized :
95000
Lot Viewed : 64 Times
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Lot 9
Numismatics ( JAMNAGAR BULLION EXCHANGE MEDAL )
Gold, 13.850 gr 
Nawanagar (Jamnagar) State, Gujarat 
Dated 1944 

Property of a senior Gujarati collector 

The gold medal of the little known Jamnagar Bullion Exchange has the standing Gajalakshmi figure in the centre with the name of the exchange above and date 1944 below. The plain reverse has the name engraved of the recipient, HATHISANG KESHAVJI. It has a suspender and a ring. Brilliant UNC.
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Estimate :
50,000 - 60,000
Opening Bid :
50,000
Realized :
50000
Lot Viewed : 13 Times
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Lot 10
Numismatics ( ORDER OF BRITISH INDIA )
Gold, 22.810 gr 
British India Undated (1939) 

Property of a numismatic collector 

The Order of British India Medal was a First Class Medal, and was awarded to persons of highest merit by the British Emperor in India. The gold medal has a floral base with a circular high relief central portion depicting a lion against a black enamel (meenakari). Around the lion emblem is a wreath (Mackay# 36).
...
Estimate :
65,000 - 80,000
Opening Bid :
65,000
Realized :
120000
Lot Viewed : 55 Times
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Lot 11
Antiquities ( DANCING APSARA ‡ * )
Bronze 
Orissa, Eastern India 
c. 18th century 
7 x 7 x 4 in. (18 x 18 x 10 cm) 

Property of a Gujarati Collector
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

The beautiful Apsara (nymph) is seated with legs stretched out on a lotus pedestal with a horizontal Tri-Bhanga posture. She is wearing only a waist vastra richly decorated with floral motifs, while her modesty is hardly covered by a long single-string necklace. She is richly decorated with ...
Estimate :
20,000 - 40,000
Opening Bid :
20,000
Realized :
75000
Lot Viewed : 32 Times
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Lot 12
Antiquities ( 9-HEADED YAMANTAKA ‡ * )
Gold gilt Bronze 
Himalayan Region
c. 18th century 13½ in. (34 cm)

Property of a Gujarati Collector 
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

This Indo-Tibetan gilt sculpture of Yamantaka is depicted with 9 heads in the 3 tiers of 3 heads each. The 10th head is a fierce head with three eyes like Mahakala Shiva and, the mouth is open wide to reveal teeth, a lolling tongue and large lips placed over the stomach of the main figure. This four-armed, waist level aw...
Estimate :
100,000 - 200,000
Opening Bid :
100,000
Realized :
275000
Lot Viewed : 248 Times
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Lot 13
Antiquities ( MANJUSHRI-YAMANTAKA ‡ * )
Bronze Himalayan Region
c. 18th century 18 in. (46 cm)

Property of a Lady Collector
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

Provenance: 
Inherited from her ancestors in late 1970s 

The Indo-Tibetan bronze of Vajrabhairava Shiva as the Buddhist God Manjushri-Yamantaka is powerfully and expressively modelled standing in pratyalidhasana on a buffalo placed over a lotus plinth. He has been shown with four arms and two legs. He is...
Estimate :
200,000 - 300,000
Opening Bid :
200,000
Realized :
760000
Lot Viewed : 812 Times
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Lot 14
Antiquities ( YOGASAN BUDDHA ‡ * )
Bronze with gold leafing
Himalayan Region
c. late 17th century
13¼ x 9 in. (35 x 23 cm) 

Property from the collection of an Industrialist
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

In the round and in relief sculpture of seated Buddha is carved here with the Yogasana pose. He is wearing his Ushanish over his head and Sanghati robe. The mystically smiling face of the Lord reminisces his inner joy achieved by the Great Master. 

...
Estimate :
375,000 - 450,000
Opening Bid :
375,000
Realized :
375000
Lot Viewed : 16 Times
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Lot 15
Antiquities ( BUDDHA WITH 9-HOODED COBRA ‡ * )
Bronze 
Javanese or Far Eastern 
c. late 16th century 
13 x 8 in. (33 x 20 cm) 

Property from the collection of an Industrialist 
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

 In the round sculpture, Lord Buddha, carved as a young thin man, is seated in Padmasana posture with both the hands resting at top each other in the lap, eyes closed and meditating. He is seated on a coil of a nine-hooded cobra, namely Mucalinda who is shielding ...
Estimate :
375,000 - 400,000
Opening Bid :
375,000
Realized :
375000
Lot Viewed : 19 Times
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Lot 16
Antiquities ( LAUGHING BUDDHA ‡ * )
Bronze 
Japanese or Far Eastern 
c. 18th century 8¼ x 7½ in. (21 x 19 cm) 

Property from the collection of an Industrialist 
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

In the round sculpture, the Historical Buddha is carved out as a short and fat man, and laughing seated in a Padmasana posture on a triangular triple-tiered pedestal, with both the hands placed in the centre atop anklets and the palms supporting bulging belly. The Sanghati robe is finel...
Estimate :
300,000 - 350,000
Opening Bid :
300,000
Realized :
300000
Lot Viewed : 195 Times
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Lot 17
Antiquities ( NAVANEET NRITYA KRISHNA ‡ * )
Bronze 
Southern India 
Late Chola period, 
c. 13th century 8¼ in. (21 cm) 

Property of a Jain Collector 
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

Provenance: 
The collector had acquired the statue from a senior South Indian collector in early 1980s. 

The exclusive Chola Bronze of Bala-Krishna (Lord Krishna as a child of about 4-5 years) is carved in a dancing posture with left leg upraised, ...
Estimate :
100,000 - 200,000
Opening Bid :
100,000
Realized :
275000
Lot Viewed : 46 Times
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Lot 18
Antiquities ( DANCING KRISHNA ‡ * )
Bronze 
Tamil Nadu Nayaka period, 
18th century 10¾ x 4¾ in. (27 x 12 cm) 

Other Properties 
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

The exquisite piece of bronze art of Tamil Nadu highlights the smiling face of Child Krishna. He is dancing on his left leg, with the right leg upraised in the rhythm. In his right hand he is carrying a ball of butter (Navaneet - Makhan), and his left hand holds the tail of a snake, whose head is pleased below t...
Estimate :
250,000 - 300,000
Opening Bid :
250,000
Realized :
250000
Lot Viewed : 27 Times
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Lot 19
Antiquities ( TIRUPATI BALAJI WITH GAJA-LAKSHMI ‡ * )
Bronze 
Southern India 
18th century 13 x 8 in. (33 x 21 cm) 

Other Properties 
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The central deity of Tirupati Balaji is shown here in the standing posture and is holding in four hands, Shankha, Chakra, Gada and Padma. He wears a long conical Mukut and is sheltered by the 5-hooded Cobra called Shesha Naga. On the either side of the God of Plenty is wife Bhudevi and Sridevi (both are the two forms o...
Estimate :
100,000 - 200,000
Opening Bid :
100,000
Realized :
140000
Lot Viewed : 21 Times
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Lot 20
Antiquities ( VISHNU ‡ * )
Bronze 
Tamil Nadu Nayakas, 
18th century 14½ x 4½ in. (38 x 11 cm) 

Other Properties 
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

The standing figure of Lord Vishnu is placed on a lotus on a square pedestal. The Lord is holding in four hands, his usual attributes, Shankha, Chakra, Gada and Padma. He has a big conical crown, wears an elaborate costume with a number of ornaments, and is looking directly in the eyes of the beholder.
...
Estimate :
325,000 - 400,000
Opening Bid :
325,000
Realized :
325000
Lot Viewed : 21 Times
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Lot 21
Antiquities ( NATARAJ ‡ * )
Bronze 
Tamil Nadu 
Nayaka period, 18th century 
8¾ x 5¾ in. (22 x 14 cm) 

Other Properties 
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

The Dancing Shiva, called Nataraj is the dancer of Cosmic nature (Tandava). His dance indicates the final doomsday of the earth. Tandava as the dance is known, wherein the dancing Shiva is shown with four arms and two legs. His upper two hands hold Damaru and Agni while the lower two ha...
Estimate :
350,000 - 500,000
Opening Bid :
350,000
Realized :
350000
Lot Viewed : 38 Times
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Lot 22
Antiquities ( BHAIRAVA MASK ‡ * )
Bronze 
Southern India 
c. early 18th century 
12 x 12 in. (30 x 30 cm) 

Property from the collection of an Industrialist 
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

The metal mask of Lord Bhairava, the fierce incarnation of Lord Shiva, is carved in the round and in high relief as well. The head of Bhairava is surmounted by nine cobra heads, two ear pendants in the shape of triple-cobra head; two big eyes with a hole in each one of them, an...
Estimate :
100,000 - 150,000
Opening Bid :
100,000
Realized :
120000
Lot Viewed : 18 Times
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Lot 23
Antiquities ( KARTIKEYA ‡ * )
Dark Grey Stone 
Southern India 
Vijayanagara Empire, c. 15th century 
14½ x 7 x 4 in. (37 x 18 x 10 cm) 

Property of a Gujarati Collector 
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

Provenance: 
The present collector acquired the sculpture from another senior Bengali collector in early 2000. 

The high relief stone statue of God Kartikeya, son of Shiva and Paravati and brother of God Ganesha, is the f...
Estimate :
100,000 - 200,000
Opening Bid :
100,000
Realized :
1900000
Lot Viewed : 404 Times
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Lot 24
Antiquities ( DEVI ‡ * )
Bronze 
Tamil Nadu 
Nayakas, 18th century 
16½ x 6½ in. (42 x 16 cm) 

Other Properties 
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

The standing figure of Devi, carved in the round is a best example of the Nayaka Art of Tamil Nadu. The Devi is standing on a circular pedestal placed over a square plinth. She is standing in a Tri-bhanga posture with her right hand raised till her waist and the fingers placed in a mudra. Her left ...
Estimate :
300,000 - 350,000
Opening Bid :
300,000
Realized :
400000
Lot Viewed : 21 Times
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Lot 25
Antiquities ( MAHAPARINIRVANA BUDDHA ‡ * )
Wood and metal 
Himalayan Region 
c. 15th century 
13 x 6½ in. (33 x 16.5 cm) 

Property from the collection of an Industrialist 
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY / NON-EXPORTABLE 

The high relief wooden sculpture of the Lord Buddha is the last iconification of the historical Buddha, viz., his last moments in the physical form before he attained the Mahaparinirvana (the Entry into the Final Nirvana - salvation). The Lord is shown in a sleepin...
Estimate :
100,000 - 150,000
Opening Bid :
100,000
Realized :
100000
Lot Viewed : 10 Times
Total (144)