23 April 2002
AN IZNIK POTTERY TILE
Ottoman Turkey, circa 1570
Of rectangular form, the white ground painted in bole-red, cobalt-blue and green with a central rosette flanked by four radiating palmettes each issuing serrated leaves enclosing inward-facing tulip flowerheads, all linked by blue tendrils, corner chipped
10 x 8¾in. (25.5 x 22cm.)
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Another tile from the same series is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Butler, A.J.: Islamic Pottery, London, 1926, pl.LXXXI).
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