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AN IZNIK POTTERY TILE
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AN IZNIK POTTERY TILE

OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1565-70

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AN IZNIK POTTERY TILE
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1565-70
The rectangular ivory ground painted with a cartouche containing a vase issuing tulips and carnations, the indigo spandrels with arabesques, upper border with red and white key-pattern on blue ground between plain turquoise stripes, lower border of faux-marble effect between plain red stripes, crudely repaired central break, rim chips
11¼in x 12 3/8in. (28.6cm x 31cm.)
Provenance
Breutsch, 1971
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A single tile of the same design is in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, inv. no.M.2000.31, illustrated on the website. The imitation stone border design is one which is particularly associated with the period of Murad III, appearing on the columns of the tiled arcade in his room in the Topkapi Saray Palace (Öz, Tahsin: Turkish Ceramics, Istanbul, n.d, pl.LI).
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