27 avril 2019

An Iznik pottery border tile, Turkey, circa 1580


Lot 31. An Iznik pottery border tile, Turkey, circa 1580; 25.6 x 16.3 cm. Estimate £ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 5,800 - 8,100)© Bonhams 2001-2019

of rectangular form, decorated underglaze in cobalt-blue, raised-red, turquoise and green with black outline with an undulating tendril with issuing tulips, roses and other flowerheads, with turquoise borders to upper and lower edges, with old collection labels to reverse.

Provenance: Pozzi Collection.
Jacques Soustiel Collection.
Private Swiss Collection.

Note: For an almost identical tile see Katerina Korre-Zographou, The Iznik Ceramics of the Monastery of the Panaghia Panakhrantou, 2012, p. 117, fig. 89.13. Similar tiles also remain in situ at the tomb and shrine of Eyub in Istanbul (see Ahmet Ertug and Walter Denny, Gardens of Paradise: 16th Century Turkish Ceramic Tile Decoration, 1998, pp.111 and 113).

Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art Including The Lion and the Sun, Art from Qajar Persia, London, 30 April 2019

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