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Lot 293

A block printed cotton textile from Masulipatam South East India, 19th century, painted,...

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Lot 293

A block printed cotton textile from Masulipatam South East India, 19th century, painted,...

Price Realised: £10,400

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 293

Description

A block printed cotton textile from Masulipatam South East India, 19th century, painted, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed and applied gold and silver pigment on cotton, with a design of a trellis pattern enclosing gopi girls flanking a blossoming plant; the gopis hold fly whisks, or fans, 45.5 x 71.5 cm

Hanging textile panels with similar designs were used to decorate the walls and ceilings of shrines dedicated to Krishna, in addition to pichhwai which were hung behind the deity. 

A similar but larger example is in the Tapi Collection (99.1910), while an indigo ground example is in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art in Hyderabad, India (76.111). (VAT charged on hammer price)

Literature:

Barnes, R. Cohen S. & Crill, R. 'Trade, Temple & Court - Indian Textiles from the Tapi Collection' 2002, no 83; Gittinger, M. 'Master Dyers to the World' 1982, no 68.

 

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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