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A near pair of Indian pottery vases

£ 650

Category
Subcategory
Reference
1000
Height
27 cm (10 3/4")
Width
18 cm (7")
A near pair of late 19th century terracotta vases with slender necks, the white glazed ground richly decorated with stylised flowers and bands of geometric ornament in cobalt and turquoise blue.

For centuries the Kashi artisans or 'Kashigars' have been producing their ornamental ware in the towns of Halla, Tatta and Multan in this north-western section of Pre-Partition India. The close proximity of the area to Persia resulted in the use of the characteristic Islamic ornament of floral and geometric motifs seen on these fine examples. The development into artistic pottery had originated from the production of tiles that were made to adorn ancient brick buildings from Beluchistan to Persia.
Height
27 cm (10 3/4")
Width
18 cm (7")
Year
1880
Country
India