Description & Technical information

A rare Iznik border tile made of white paste and decorated over a white slip in coral red, green, and cobalt blue with black outlining under a transparent glaze. The pattern of cloud scrolls linked by clips is reserved on a coral red grown and is outlined in black. Narrow cobalt borders run along the edges of the tile.

A tile with the same design and colours can be seen in Bilgi, Hulya. The Ömer Koç Iznik Collection. Istanbul, 2015, p. 140. Tiles with this design but with the colours in inverse can be seen in the Louvre (AD5967.23, AD5967.24), and a similar design excuted in blue and white are been seen in The Ömer Koç Iznik Collection, p. 141as well as the façade of the Circumcision Chamber at Topkapi Palace.

Stock no.: A5460

Period:  16th Century
Origin:  Ottoman Turkey
Medium: Ceramic decorated with underglaze polychrome
Dimensions: 24.3 x 12 cm (9⁵/₈ x 4³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Belgian private collection
Purchased in an art market in Paris.