Lot 15 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)
A NOBLEMAN SMOKING A HUQQA
PROPERTY OF THE LATE BRUNO CARUSO (1927 - 2018) COLLECTION
Rajasthan, North Western India, second half 19th century
Opaque pigments, silver and gold on paper, the vertical composition portraying a Rajput nobleman seated on a terrace in front of a mirror, smoking from a golden huqqa base, wine cups in front of him next to the mirror, to his side his tulwar (sword) and dhal (shield), the scene set within black rules and red borders, the verso with three lines of black Devanagari script and the stamp of 'M/S Kaluram Girdharilal', 24.7cm x 19.5cm.
Sold for £500