Description & Technical information

This rare tile of grey fritware, painted in colours on a white slip and covered with a clear glaze. Painted in red, blue and green, outlined in olive-green, with an ogee-shaped compartment bordered by serrated leaves and enclosing sprays of carnations, hyacinths and other flowers. In the corners are portions of four other similar compartments.


Two tiles with the exact design are in the V&A Collection (405-1900 and 405A-1900). Tiles of a similar design have been found in the Louvre (AD 8368/1 -2) and the Pergammon Museum (1877,512 a1877,512 b1877,512 c)


Stock no.: A5459

Period:  16th Century
Origin:  Ottoman Turkey
Medium: Ceramic decorated with underglaze polychrome
Dimensions: 26 x 22.5 cm (10¹/₄ x 8⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: French private collection