2 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,062
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
FOUR SPANISH POTTERY CUERDA SECA TILES
THE FIRST TWO CIRCA 1525-75, PROBABLY SEVILLE, THE SECOND TWO CIRCA 1550-75, PROBABLY TOLEDO
The first two of rectangular section, decorated with a continuous pattern of blue-ground gadrooned ball ornament issuing green acanthus and ochre leaves, the second of square section, each decorated with grotesques (chipping and losses to first two, slight chipping to rims of second two)
The first two 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) x 9¾ in. (24.7 cm.); the second 6 in. (15.2 cm.) x 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) (4)
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For the first two see Anthony Ray, Spanish Pottery 1248-1898 (London, 2000), p. 365, no. 896 for a near identical single tile and p. 368, no. 912 for a related tile.
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