Three wax seal impressions, one referring to Maharajah Ranbir Singh (reg. 1857-1885) North and Central India, late 19th Century/20th Century(3)
Lot 276
Three wax seal impressions, one referring to Maharajah Ranbir Singh (reg. 1857-1885) North and Central India, late 19th Century/20th Century(3)
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,486) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Three wax seal impressions, one referring to Maharajah Ranbir Singh (reg. 1857-1885)
North and Central India, late 19th Century/20th Century
two circular and one square, impressions on wax in nasta'liq, and gurmukhi script in the borders of two, the reverse of the third with a European-style coat of arms and an inscription around the circumference in English referring to Raja Ranbir Singh of Jind and with the date 1887, in cloth bag
90 x 90 mm.; 100 mm. diam.; 92 mm. diam.(3)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: From the collection of Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison, Lieutenant General of Punjab (1882-87).

    The impressions are as follows:

    A. Maharajah Ranbir Singh (reg. 1857-1885) of Jammu and Kashmir, Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India.

    B. Mir Mahbub 'Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI (reg. 1869-1911) of Hyderabad, dated AH 1285/AD 1868-69.

    C. Most probably of Maharajah Ranbir Singh of Jind, apparently with the Christian date 1944 rendered in both Arabic and Hindi numerals.
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