Unparalleled Indian Miniatures

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Distinguished art historian Sven Gahlin is also one of the greatest collectors of Indian miniature painting in the world. Following the highly successful sale of photographs from Mr. Gahlin’s collection, the great collector returns to auction in London on 6 October. Comprising 160 exquisite lots, with an unparalleled group of finely painted Indian miniature painting at its core, this collection ranges from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Sven Gahlin is renowned for his connoisseurship and began actively collecting in the 1960s; the majority of this outstanding collection has not been seen on the market for decades. — Alexandra Roy

The Sven Gahlin Collection
6 October | London

Unparalleled Indian Miniatures

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    A prince holding a falcon and galloping through a rocky landscape, Deccan, Golconda, circa 1680–1700. Estimate: £60,000–80,000. The Sven Gahlin Collection, 6 October.

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    The Emperor Bahadur Shah I enthroned, attributable to Bhavanidas, Mughal, circa 1707. Estimate: £60,000–80,000. The Sven Gahlin Collection, 6 October.

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    A piebald stallion, Deccan, Ahmadnagar or Bijapur, circa 1560–80. Estimate: £30,000–40,000. The Sven Gahlin Collection, 6 October.

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    Shuja' al-Daula, Nawab of Oudh, holding court during Holi, signed by Gobind Singh Shauquin, Lucknow, circa 1760. Estimate: £30,000–40,000. The Sven Gahlin Collection, 6 October.

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    A Mughal carved ivory-hilted dagger with ram's head, 17th century. Estimate: £20,000–30,000. The Sven Gahlin Collection, 6 October.

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    A carnation, attributed to Haider 'Ali and Ibrahim Khan, Deccan, Bijapur, circa 1625–50. Estimate: £20,000–30,000. The Sven Gahlin Collection, 6 October.

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    Vishnu riding on Garuda, attributable to a master of the early Basohli School, possibly Kripal, Basohli, circa 1660–70. Estimate: £50,000–70,000. The Sven Gahlin Collection, 6 October.

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    A lady with the young Tobias in a landscape, attributed to Keshav Das, circa 1575–80. Estimate: £50,000–70,000. The Sven Gahlin Collection, 6 October.

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    A yellow-backed woodpecker, attributed to Mansur, Mughal, circa 1585–90. Estimate: £50,000–70,000. The Sven Gahlin Collection, 6 October.

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    The god Siva seated with his consort Parvati on a lotus throne, attributable to the Master of the Court of Mankot or an associate, Mankot, circa 1710–20. Estimate: £15,000–25,000. The Sven Gahlin Collection, 6 October.

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