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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 436

    AN IZNIK BORDER TILE

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1570

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN IZNIK BORDER TILE
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1570
    Of rectangular form, the bole-red ground with a complex design of interlaced cloudband motifs outlined in black and highlighted in cobalt-blue and green, plain thin cobalt border, chips to edges and minor area of flaked glaze
    4¾ x 10in. (12 x 25.2cm.)


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    Tiles of this design, although with a turquoise ground, are found in the Suleymaniye Mosque (1550-1557) and in the tomb of Selim II (1574-1575). Further examples with an identical design on turquoise were sold in these Rooms (10 October 2000, lot 206; 1st May 2001, lot 364, and 27 April 2004, lot 340). An identical tile with a similar 'tomato' background was sold at Sotheby's, 12 October 2005, lot 157.

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