Iznik tile

Ottoman Turkey, 16th century

Ceramic decorated with underglaze polychrome

26cm high, 22.5cm wide

Provenance: French private collection

Stock no.: A5459

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Full Description

Iznik tile

This rare tile of grey fritware is painted in colours on a white slip and covered with a clear glaze. Painted in red, blue and green, outlined in olive-green, with an ogee-shaped compartment bordered by serrated leaves and enclosing sprays of carnations, hyacinths and other flowers. In the four corners there are incomplete similar compartments.



Two tiles with the exact design are in the V&A Collection (405-1900 and 405A-1900). Tiles of a similar design have been found in the Louvre (AD 8368/1 -2) and the Pergamon Museum (1877,512 a1877,512 b1877,512 c)

 

Iznik tile


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