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Iznik tile
Ref : 86309
12 000 €
Period :
<= 16th century
Provenance :
Turkey, Iznik, circa 1530, Ottoman Empire
Medium :
Fritware with underglaze painted decoration
Dimensions :
l. 9.29 inch X H. 9.37 inch X P. 0.75 inch
Alexis Renard

Indian & Islamic Art

+33 1 44 07 33 02
Iznik tile

Provenance: old French private collection. The tile was framed in an early 20th century English frame from R. Dolman & Sons and was bearing a French label dated 1965 stating it was Persian (sic)

This beautiful early tile bears a design in a central cartouche with tchi cloud design. This design can be found on the upper corners of the walls of the Sünnet Odasi at Topkapi Palace.

A related example of different shape with tchi clouds is kept in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (1681-1892).

Another example is kept in the Sadberk Hanim Museum (SHM 3994) and published in: Bilgi, H. (2009) Dance of Fire - Iznik tiles and ceramics in the Sadberk Hanim Museum and Ömer M. Koç Collections, Istanbul: Vehbi Koç Foundation: Sadberk Hanim Museum, p. 91, N°25.

Another tile, closely related, but with the tchi cloud design on the corners, is kept in the collection of the Louvre Museum in Paris (AD5595).

Delevery information :

The gallery suggest to its clients to organize the shipping of the pieces, in France or internationally:
- Quotation requests to our regular carriers (specialized in works of art)
- Secure packaging by the gallery or by the carrier depending on the artworks
- Tracked and insured shipments
(Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer)

Alexis Renard


Porcelain & Faience