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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 359

    A LACE PICCHVAI

    GERMANY FOR THE INDIAN MARKET, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A LACE PICCHVAI
    GERMANY FOR THE INDIAN MARKET, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    With fluting Krishna surrounded by gopis and their cattle
    56 ½ x 40 7/8in. (143 x 104cm.)


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    Lace picchvais became very popular during a short-period of time in the late 19th and early 20th century after the introduction of lace making machines during the second half of the 19th century. They were manufactured in Europe. Nottingham, Scotland or even Germany have been suggested as production centres (Madhuvanti Ghose (ed.), Gates of the Lord, The Tradition of Krishna Paintings, Chicago, 2015, cat.41, p.101)

    Two lace picchvais sold at Christie's South Kensington, 22 April 2016, lot 569.