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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH OF MAHARAJA SAYAJIRAO OF BARODA IN INDIAN SILVER PRESENTATION FRAME
Maker unknown, 1913
25 x 17-1/2 inches (63.5 x 44.5 cm)
Celebrating its centenary this year, this remarkable survivor of the days of the Raj commemorates the establishment of a new chain of libraries in Baroda dedicated to translating literary masterpieces of the western world into Hindustani. The framed portrait of the Gaikwad of Baroda, Sayajirao III (1863-1939) was presented to Yale professor Dr. William Allanson Borden (1853-1931) who spent much of his life and career in India establishing library systems, and has descended through friends of the family of Dr. Borden. The exceptionally intricate silver frame is patterned with flora and fauna of India and capped by the Maharaja's crest.

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In fine condition and fully original. *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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February, 2013
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