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AN IZNIK POTTERY BORDER TILE
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AN IZNIK POTTERY BORDER TILE

OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1580

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AN IZNIK POTTERY BORDER TILE
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1580
The turquoise ground with an overall design of interlaced cloudband highlighted with red and blue within black outlines, plain red stripe border above and below, retouched chips to edges, mounted on board
4 5/8 x 9½in. (24 x 12cm.)
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Tiles of this design are to be found in the Süleymaniye Mosque of 1550-1557 and in the tomb of Sultan Selim II (1566-1574) in Istanbul. One example is in the Sadberk Hanim Museum (Altun, Ara; Carswell, John and Öney, Gönül: Turkish Tiles and Ceramics, Istanbul, 1991, no.I57, p.39). Two further examples have been sold in these Rooms, 10 October 2000, lot 206, and 1 May 2001, lot 364. Another example from the Heidi Vollmoeller collection, with lighter outlining, is found as lot 340 in this sale.
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