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Iznik Tile: An Eyup Mosque Iznik Polychrome Tile C 1580 Lot 169

Iznik Tile: An Eyup Mosque Iznik Polychrome Tile C 1580 Lot 169
 

Country of Origin: Ottoman Empire

Date of Origin Circa A.D.1550

Use: rug

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Auction Catalogue Description:

Arts of the Islamic World
SALE L06220 LOT 169
SESSION 1 | 05 Apr 06 10:30 AM.
London, New Bond Street
AN IZNIK POLYCHROME TILE, TURKEY, CIRCA 1580
12,000—18,000 GBP
MEASUREMENTS
measurements note
24.5cm. square
DESCRIPTION
of square form decorated with underglaze cobalt blue, green, turquoise and relief red, outlined in black with a large feathery saz leaf overlapping and intersected by a sprig of prunus blossom, the corners with composite lotus heads and red-ground cartouches filled with tulips and carnations
CATALOGUE NOTE
This tile is part of a well-known group from the Eyup shrine and mosque complex on the Golden Horn in Istanbul. There are a number of similar examples to be found in public and private collections: a large panel from the baths at Eyup in the Victoria and Albert Museum; two panels of eight in the Louvre; a panel of ten in the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; a panel of four in the David Collection, Copenhagen; and others in the Ashmolean Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Cinili Kiosk in Istanbul and the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo. A similar tile sold through these rooms, 15 October 2003, lot 52.

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