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FOUR SQUARE IZNIK POTTERY TILES
FOUR SQUARE IZNIK POTTERY TILES
FOUR SQUARE IZNIK POTTERY TILES
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FOUR SQUARE IZNIK POTTERY TILES

OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1590-1600

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FOUR SQUARE IZNIK POTTERY TILES
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1590-1600
Each painted with a floral rosette issuing six swirling floral tendrils within a bole-red lobed roundel against a green field, lobed palmettes to each corner, on white ground
Each 10in. ( 25.4cm.) square

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Tiles from the same cartoon are used to surround the mihrab in the Mesih Mehmet Pasha Mosque. This mosque, whose patron was briefly Grand Vizier under Sultan Murad III, was built in 1585. Other examples of the design are in the Sadberk Hanim Museum (Ara Altun, John Carswell and Gonul Öney, Turkish Tiles and Ceramics, Istanbul, 1985, no.I.71, p.44), the Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf (J. Zick-Nissen, Islamische Keramik, exhibition catalogue, Düsseldorf, 1973, no.345, pp.235-6) and other collections. Others have sold in these Rooms, 12 October 2004, lot 27, and more recently 13 April 2010, lots 236 and 237, and 16 April 2012, lot 248.

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