364
364
Ottoman Syria
DAMASCUS POTTERY BORDER TILE WITH SINUOUS VINE
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
364
Ottoman Syria
DAMASCUS POTTERY BORDER TILE WITH SINUOUS VINE
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London

Ottoman Syria
DAMASCUS POTTERY BORDER TILE WITH SINUOUS VINE
decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, turquoise, and apple green with black outlines, foliate vine, mounted
glazed fritware
28.4 by 25.6cm., 11 3/16 by 10in.
late 16th/17th century
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Catalogue Note

Just as Hodgkin loved Iznik tiles, so too did he collect Damascus pottery tiles, which borrowed from the Iznik repertoire but developed at a slighter later stage. Although these follow a less rigid symmetry, toned colour palette, and runny glaze, they are appreciated for their spontaneous designs. The English Pre-Raphaelite artist, Frederic, Lord Leighton (1840-96), created an Arab Hall filled with Damascus pottery tiles in his London home, known as 'Leighton House', following a trip to Damascus in 1873.

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London