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  • Iznik Pottery Tile with Composite Lotus Flower
  • glazed fritware
  • 24.5 by 20.2cm., 9 5/8 by 8in.
decorated in underglaze blue, viridian green and bole red with black outlines, mounted


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.