144
144
A Nasrid lustre pottery tile, Spain, possibly Málaga or Granada, circa 1350-1400
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 21,250 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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144
A Nasrid lustre pottery tile, Spain, possibly Málaga or Granada, circa 1350-1400
Estimation
3 0005 000
Lot. Vendu 21,250 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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A Nasrid lustre pottery tile, Spain, possibly Málaga or Granada, circa 1350-1400
the tin-glazed earthenware tile decorated in cobalt blue and lustre with an armorial shield at the centre featuring the Nasrid motto, set in wooden frame, the back of the tile with inscription written in black ink "alhambra V. Fortuny. no. Paris 1875 [...] il n'y a de vainqueur que Dieu" 
17 by 13cm.
framed: 23 by 19cm.


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Provenance

Ex-collection Mariano Fortuny, Drouot, Paris, 26-30 April 1875, N°48.

Description

inscriptions

'There is no conqueror but God'   

This tile most probably belongs to a known group of Nasrid lustre tiles associated with the Alhambra palace in Granada (see B.M. Caviró, La Ceramica Hispanomusulmana, Madrid, 1991, pl.106, p.113). Although once used widely throughout the palace, only a small number of tiles still survive onsite. In the course of the latter half of the nineteenth century tourists visiting the Alhambra were encouraged to remove tiles as souvenirs and many are now to be found in museums and collections across Europe such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, inv. no. 382-1894.

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