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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 91

    A SOUTH INDIAN-EXPORT PRINTED AND DYED COTTON PALAMPORE

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A SOUTH INDIAN-EXPORT PRINTED AND DYED COTTON PALAMPORE
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Depicting birds perched on bamboo branches with peonies and other flowers emerging from rocks, within a border of scrolling, flowering foliage, with later pine hanging-bar
    106 x 87 in. (269 x 221 cm.)


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    Palampores were used as bed-covers or bed-head hangings and were made in India in Masulipatam, port of Golconda, and at Pulicat. Palampores were also exported through Vizagapatam and Madras, under the control of the English East India Company. A pair of related palampores is at Twickel Castle, Overjissel, Holland, and has a St Petersburg trade stamp dated 1775 (E. Hartkamp-Jonxis, Sitsen uit India Indian Chtinzes, Amsterdam, 1994, pp. 28-31).

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