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 25 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
The Storming of Seringapatam

After Alexander (Sir) Allan

Stipple engraving
63.5 x 93cm (25 x 36 5/8in)

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 25 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
SERINGAPATAM 1850s-1890s (Enlarged photo)

Salt print, two albumen prints, and a gelatin silver print, the first captioned in pencil on verso, some mounted

Comprising; salt print from waxed paper negative of the town from the flagstaff towards the mosque.

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 25 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
TIPU SULTAN and MYSORE WARS

The Departure of the Sons of Tippoo from the Zenana; The Delivery of the Definitive Treaty by the Hostage Princes into the Hands of Lord Cornwallis, fine engravings by F. Bartolozzi after Mather Brown, mounted, framed and glazed, each approximately 482 x 612mm., D. Or... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Seringapatam - Past and Present
By Col.G.B.Malleson
Published by Higginbotham & Co., Madras - 1876

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Image:
SERINGAPATAM 1850s-1890s

Salt print, two albumen prints, and a gelatin silver print, ... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tippoo Sultaun- A Tale of the Mysore War
By Captain Meadows Taylor
Published by Richard Bentley, London - 1840
In Three Volumes

VOLUME 3:

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Image:
An important gem-set gold Finial in the form of a Tiger's Head from the throne of Tipu ... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tippoo Sultaun- A Tale of the Mysore War
By Captain Meadows Taylor
Published by Richard Bentley, London - 1840
In Three Volumes

VOLUME 2:

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1huDqGV

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/1dv3fUh

Image:
An important gem-set gold Finial in the form... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tippoo Sultaun- A Tale of the Mysore War
By Captain Meadows Taylor
Published by Richard Bentley, London - 1840
In Three Volumes

VOLUME 1:

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1gzNwFJ

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/1ppsWOs

Image:
Portrait of Tipu Sultan
Patna, circa 1830
Go... Read More
 12 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
Mysore State Anthem: Kayo Shri Gowri
By Akshay Chavan (Based on information provided by Mr. Raja Chandra of the Mysore royal family)

A national anthem is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by ... Read More
 11 Dec 2013 Artefacts
Rosewood games box inlaid with ivory and with brass mounts, Mysore (South India), early 19th century.

This games box originated at the court of the Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar III. He was ruler of Mysore from 1794 to 1868 and a skilful games player. His abiding interest in the board games of ... Read More
 11 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
A lantern slide photo of the Old Palace, Mysore - c.1880

It was the seat of power for Krishna Raja Wodeyar the third who ruled from 1799 until 1868. The design, typical of Hindu architecture, uses a simple column-and-beam structure. The columns however, were elaborately carved in the style com... Read More
 11 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
"Palace of the Maharajah of Mysore, India," from the Illustrated London News, 1881 (with modern hand colouring).

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 11 Dec 2013 Article/Essay
Obituary:
Mysore prince Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar dies
By Vikram Sampath
Livemint

Wodeyar will be remembered as a prince who made every effort to keep himself and his family relevant in the ever-changing times.

The annual Dasara celebrations in Mysore will perhaps never be the ... Read More
 10 Dec 2013 Artefacts
Gold "Narasimha" fanam of Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1810-1868), Mysore, Princely State in India.

Seated bearded man / Nagari inscriptions. 7mm, 0.37 grams. Dateless type, probably issued throughout Raja Wodeyar's reign. Mysore mint.

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 10 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
His Highness KRISHNA RAJA WADIYAR III (1794 – 27 March 1868) (Kannada: ಮುಮ್ಮಡಿ ಕೃಷ್ಣರಾಜ ಒಡೆಯರ್) was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore in India. Also known as Mummadi Krishna Raja Wadiyar, he belonged to the Wadiyar dynasty and ruled hi... Read More
 10 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
His Highness CHAMA RAJA WADIYAR X (1863–94) (also known as Chama Rajendra Wadiyar X) was the ruling Maharaja of Mysore between 1881 and 1894.

Chamaraja Wadiyar was the 23rd Maharaja of Mysore. Although his reign proved to be a brief one, he left an indelible mark on the Kingdom of Mysore and t... Read More
 10 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
MAHARANI KEMPANANJAMMANNI OF VANI VILASA SANNIDHANA

The name of 'Sri Vani Vilasa' is to Mysore what Queen Victoria is to the British. Maharani Kempananjammanni of Vani Vilasa Sannidhana [in full] occupies as high a place as any in the annals of Mysore history. Her contributions to the citizenr... Read More
 10 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
His Highness Maharaja Sri KRISHNA RAJA WADIYAR IV (Nalwadi Krishna Raja Wadiyar) GCSI, GBE (June 4, 1884 – August 3, 1940, Bangalore Palace) was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore from 1902 until his death in 1940. He is regarded as one of the most celebrated rulers among the I... Read More
 10 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
Maharaja Sri Sir JAYA CHAMARAJENDRA WODEYAR Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore,GCB, GCSI (18 July 1919 – 23 September 1974) was the 25th and the last Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore from 1940 to 1950. He was a noted philosopher, musicologist, political thinker and philanthropist and the Found... Read More
 10 Dec 2013 Article/Essay
A sad day for Mysore state...

The last of the Wodeyar Kings is no more.
The scion of Mysore royal family Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar (60) died in Bangalore of cardiac arrest today.

Read more:

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 7 Oct 2013 Artefacts
A VERY FINE PRESENTATION SWORD TAKEN AS BOOTY AT THE SIEGE OF SERINGAPATAM, OF EASTERN EUROPEAN MANUFACTURE, LATE 16TH CENTURY

The hilt with broad crossguard, elongated forte and bud quillons, incised with foliate decoration at the grip, with a ridged curved steel blade, the scabbard with a row ... Read More