Cast iron manhole cover. Sand-moulded cast iron imprinted with a grid of the city of Chandigarh, drawn in 1951 by LE CORBUSIER. Model B with print-style, close-kerned typography.
Reference : Le Corbusier Center in Chandigarh, sector 19.
Photo ref.: "Catalogue Christie's" Sale on 05/06/2007 in New York, page 59, lot no. 225. Sold for $21600 / €15984.
Photo ref.: "Catalogue Artcurial Briest, Le Fur, Poulain, F.Tajan", similar model, sale on 29/11/2016 in Paris, lot no. 44. Sold for €23400.
Photo ref. : Similar model in "Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India" by Galerie Patrick Seguin, page 314.
Photo ref.: Similar model in “Catalogue – Amie Siegel” Ed. Prem Krishnamurthy. Printed : die Keure 2014, page 181.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 600 under reference: LC-MU-01-A.