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Turkey
IZNIK POTTERY TILE WITH COMPOSITE LOTUS FLOWER
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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1
Turkey
IZNIK POTTERY TILE WITH COMPOSITE LOTUS FLOWER
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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Turkey
IZNIK POTTERY TILE WITH COMPOSITE LOTUS FLOWER
decorated in underglaze blue, viridian green and bole red with black outlines, mounted
glazed fritware
24.5 by 20.2cm., 9 5/8 by 8in.
circa 1550-1600
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Provenance

Christie's, London, 12 October 1999, lot 366

Catalogue Note

These bright and colourful ceramics derive their name from the town in which they were produced, Iznik, in the province of Bursa, about ninety kilometres south-east of Istanbul. The sixteenth century saw a rise in demand for high quality ceramics, driving innovation and creation, resulting in numerous examples characterised by their intense colour schemes involving a variety of floral, abstract and chinoiserie motifs. Produced for both the domestic and export markets, such Iznik ceramics have held an enduring appeal with European collectors. 

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London