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Unknown, potter, Turkey, Anatolia, Iznik
Unknown, potter, Turkey, Anatolia, Iznik


fritware (stonepaste)


Islamic pottery; category
Iznik; category


circa 1580 circa 1595




late 16th Century


fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze
fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, blue, black and turquoise under a colourless glaze
Shape: rectangular border tile with bevelled edges on the underside
Upper side: a turquoise border is painted on the upper and lower edges. A scrolling pattern of split palmettes, and ‘fleur de lys’ shaped palmettes, is reserved in red slip with black outlines and articulation in blue.
Under side: undecorated


moulding; whole
painting underglaze; upper surface; red slip, blue, black and turquoise
glazing (coating); upper surface; colourless


fritware; whole; buff-coloured
pigment; upper surface; red slip, blue, black and turquoise
glaze; upper surface; colourless


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


height, whole, 9.5, cm
length, whole, 14.6, cm
depth, whole, 1.6, cm
weight, whole, 266, g


given; 1924-12; Calverley, E.L., Mrs

Acquisition Credit:

Given by Mrs E.L. Calverley


label; underside; hand written in blue; Given by Mrs E.L. Caverley; Rectangular paper label; old object label


Atasoy, Nurhan. Raby, Julian. Petsopoulos, Yanni. 1989. Iznik : the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey.London: Alexandria Press
Cf. similar palmette and split palmette pattern but on pen cases see catalogue number 536-7 (p. 254-5). Cf. similar pattern on the roundel, reserved in red, but on a dish see catalogue number 567 (p. 260-1). Ref. on Iznik

Degeorge, Gérard. Porter, Yves. 2002. The Art of the Islamic Tile.Colmar, Paris: Flammarion
Cf. similar design on a tile from Turbe of Murad III dating to 1595 (p. 210). Ref. on Iznik tiles, #pp. 203-211

Porter, Venetia. 1995. Islamic Tiles.London: British Museum Press
Cf. similar pattern on a border tile see figure 99 (p. 110). Ref. on Iznik tiles

Queiroz Ribeiro, Maria. 1996. Louças Iznik Pottery.Lisbon: Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Cf. very similar border tile see catalogue number 70 (p. 121). Ref. on Iznik

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. use of red ground with similar plamettes and split palmettes but on a dish see catalogue number 88 (p. 256-7). Ref.


Object Number: C.42-1924
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 17575; input: 2000-12-18; modified: 2012-10-15)


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