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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, potter, Damascus
Unknown, potter

Production
Note:

Syrian, Damascus

Category:

fritware (stonepaste)

Name(s):

tile
Islamic pottery; category
Iznik; category

Date:

circa 1600 circa 1699

School/Style:

Ottoman

Period:

Probably 17th Century

Description(s):

fritware painted in four colours under a colourless glaze
fritware, mould made, painted in blue, green and turquoise under a colourless glaze
Shape: roughly square tile with slightly bevelled edges
Upper surface: all decoration is outlined in black. A central festooned manderola, surrounded by radiating leaves, contains a floral spray clasped by an agrafe both reserved in green. This manderola is reserved against a blue background with blue flowers at the corners of the tile.
Lower surface: undecorated, with remains of plaster adhering to the surface.

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
painting underglaze; upper surface; blue, pale green, turquoise, with black outlines
glazing (coating); upper surface; colourless

Material(s):

fritware; whole
pigment; upper surface; blue, pale green, turquoise, with black outlines
glaze; decoration; colourless

Technique
Description:

fritware, mould made, painted in blue, green and turquoise under a colourless glaze

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 23.2, cm
width, whole, 23.2, cm
depth, whole, 2, cm
weight, whole, 1929, g

Acquisition:

given; 1932-10; Dickson, W.D., Mrs

Acquisition Credit:

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Inscription:

label; lower surface; printed; ‘FRANCES L. DICKSON’(reserved in black); circular paper label; old object label

Documentation:

Atasoy, Nurhan. Raby, Julian. Petsopoulos, Yanni. 1989. Iznik : the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey.London: Alexandria Press
Cf. manderola on Iznik pottery containing floral spray see catalogue number 516 (p. 251). Ref. on Iznik

Porter, Venetia. 1995. Islamic Tiles.London: British Museum Pressp. 92-121
Ref. on Syrian and Turkish tiles

Maury, Charlotte. 2008. Iznik, Ottoman ceramics and tiles.Valencia: Bancaja Foundation
Source Title: Three Empires of Islam: Istanbul, Isfahan, Delhi. Masterpieces of the Louvre Collection(2008)
p. 200-329
Cf. festooned manderolas on Syrian tiles see number 117 (p. 319). Ref. on Syrian Iznik types

Accession:

Object Number: C.200-1932
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 17537; input: 2000-12-15; modified: 2012-12-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/17537





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