146
146
A pair of tin-glazed earthenware blue and white albarelli, Spain, Catalonia, 1450-1500
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146
A pair of tin-glazed earthenware blue and white albarelli, Spain, Catalonia, 1450-1500
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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A pair of tin-glazed earthenware blue and white albarelli, Spain, Catalonia, 1450-1500
each of waisted cylindrical form with sloping shoulder and slightly everted rim, painted in underglaze cobalt blue on a cream ground with thick stylised leaves, each featuring an abstract figure in profile blending amongst the background
Quantity: 2
27cm and 26.7cm.
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Catalogue Note

Such blue and white earthenware had its origins from Eastern production centres such as Kufa, Basra and Baghdad, only later finding its way into Islamic Al-Andalus. Following the thirteenth century Christian conquest in the region, Muslim artisans were granted the right to work freely in the region upon the payment of a small tax. The exchanges between Islamic and Christian artisans produced a hybrid style of ceramics symptomatic of the artistic openness of fifteenth century Iberia. This is exemplified through the combination of aniconic Andalusian vegetal motifs coupled with the human image of a woman on these jars (Martinez Caviró 1991, p.158, fig.158). A collection of similar shaped blue-and-white jars can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum (inv.nos. 47-1907, 49-1907 & 50-1907).

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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London