A BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL IZNIK TILE
A BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL IZNIK TILE

OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1530

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A BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL IZNIK TILE
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1530
The white ground decorated in cobalt-blue and turquoise with a design of radiating arabesques and flowerheads around a central rosette, framed
10 ½in. (26.5cm.) diam.

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Hexagonal blue and white tiles of this design are found on the facade of the Sünnet Odasi at the Topkapi Saray Palace (Rogers, 1988, p.45, pl.109). While only built in 1640 by Sultan Ibrahim, the facade was decorated almost entirely with tiles re-used from other original settings. Other examples of the same design can be found in many museum collections including the Gulbenkian Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum (Lane, 1960, pl.13). Another example sold in these Rooms, 9 October 1990, lot 134, and is now in the Sadberk Hamin Museum (Soustiel, 1999, no.14, p.66). For two other tiles of this design which sold in these Rooms, see 27 October 2004, lot 226.

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