376
376
North India or Lahore
TWO MUGHAL POTTERY TILES
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
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376
North India or Lahore
TWO MUGHAL POTTERY TILES
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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North India or Lahore
TWO MUGHAL POTTERY TILES
decorated in the cuerda seca technique with yellow, orange, green, blue and manganese glazes, both tiles mounted together
Quantity: 2
glazed earthenware
together: 20.8 by 39cm., 8 3/16 by 15 3/8 in.
17th century
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Provenance

Christie's, London, A Window On The Orient - A Distinguished Private Collection, 4 November 2010, lot 264

Catalogue Note

These tiles most probably came from Lahore, one of the principal centres of cuerda seca tile manufacture and home to some of the greatest Mughal monuments constructed under the patronage of Emperors Jahangir (1605-27) and Shah Jahan (1628-58). The cuerda seca technique uses a ‘resist’ application between the colours which gives a distinct separation between them and clarity of line that is particularly effective on architectural decoration. Robert Skelton has made the observation that “[…] even in recent times, the makers of glazed tiles (kashigars) have been Muslims whereas Hindu builders (sutradhars) have restricted themselves to working with unglazed terra-cotta” (Arts of India, 1550-1900, ed. J. Guy and D. Swallow, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1990, p. 46).     

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London