Lot 288. An Iznik polychrome pottery tile, Turkey, circa 1575; 10.7 by 24.7cm, 15.8 by 30cm. framed. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,375 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
of rectangular form, outlined in black with a design of interlocking scrolling cloudbands on a relief red ground, touches of underglaze dark blue and emerald green, thin blue band on one edge, set in wooden frame.
Note: Tiles of similar design, though with a turquoise ground, are in the Suleymaniye Mosque (1550-57) and the Tomb of Selim II (r.1574-75). An almost identical tile which must have belonged to the same frieze, as evidenced by the thin blue frame along one edge of each tile, was offered in these rooms, 24 October 2007, lot 279.
Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019