Cast iron manhole cover. Sand-moulded cast iron imprinted with a grid of the city of Chandigarh, drawn in 1951 by LE CORBUSIER. Model A with print-style, spaced typography.
Reference : One similar example at “Le Corbusier Center” in Chandigarh, sector 19.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Catalogue Artcurial Briest, Poulain, F. Tajan". Design sale on 10/11/2014 in Paris, page 46, lot no. 43. Sold for €14950.
Photo ref.: Similar model in the guide "CHD CHANDIGARH" by Vikramaditya Prakash. Published by Altrim Publishers, page 143.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier - Béton Brut and Ineffable Space, 1940-1965", by Roberto Gargiani and Anna Rosellini. Editions EPFL Press, page 341.
Photo ref.: "Chandigarh et Le Corbusier - Création d'une ville en Inde, 1950-1965" by Rémi Papillault, Editions Poïesis, page 147, photo no. 67.
Photo ref. : Similar model in "Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India" by Galerie Patrick Seguin, page 315.
Photo ref.: Similar model in “Catalogue – Amie Siegel” Ed. Prem Krishnamurthy. Printed : die Keure 2014, page 216.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Chandigarh, Pierre Jeanneret" by François Laffanour - Laffanour Galerie Downtown, Paris, 2015, pages 8, 39, 111.