Tiles of this design are associated with the facade of the Sünnet Odasi in the Topkapi Saray Palace (Porter, Venetia: Islamic Tiles, London, 1995, p.106). These tiles were made over a period when the technology was changing at Iznik. As a result one can find different glaze surfaces on different examples. For a shinier, possibly slightly later, finish see for example lot 57 in the morning session of this sale. Other examples of the same design can be found in many collections including the Gulbenkian Museum (Calouste Gulbenkian Musée, Catalogue, Lisbon, 1982, no.122, p.191), the Fogg Art Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum (Lane, Arthur: A Guide to the Collection of Tiles, London, 1960, pl.13), and the Sadberk Hanim Museum, Istanbul (Soustiel, Laure: Splendeurs de la ceramique Ottomane, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 1999, no.14, p.66).