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Earrings from collection of last Sikh Queen to be auctioned in London

Maharani Jind Kaur

By: Sarwar Alam

A pair of gold pendant earrings from the collection of Maharani Jind Kaur, the last Sikh Queen of the Punjab, will be auctioned as part of the Islamic and Indian sale in London later this month. The earrings, which belonged to the youngest wife of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, are estimated to fetch between £20,000 and £30,000 when they go for sale at Bonhams on April 24. Jind Kaur, who was the only wife of Ranjit Singh not to commit sati on his funeral pyre following his death in 1839, went on to be appointed the defacto ruler of Punjab before…

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