Iznik Border Tile

Ottoman Turkey, 16th century

Ceramic decorated with underglaze polychrome

Provenance: Belgian private collection

French trade

24.3cm high, 12cm wide

Stock no.: A5460

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Full Description

Iznik Border Tile

A rare Iznik border tile made of white paste and decorated over a white slip in coral red, green and cobalt blue with black outlining under a transparent glaze. The pattern of cloud scrolls linked by clips is reserved on a coral red ground and is outlined in black. Narrow cobalt borders run along the vertical edges of the tile.



A tile with the same design and colours can be seen in Bilgi, Hulya. The Ömer Koç Iznik Collection. Istanbul, 2015, p. 140. 

Tiles with this design but with the colours in inverse can be seen in the Louvre (AD5967.23, AD5967.24) and a similar design executed in blue and white is to be seen in The Ömer Koç Iznik Collection, p. 141as well as on the façade of the Circumcision Chamber at the Topkapi Palace.

 

Iznik Border Tile


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