A COFFEE TABLE MOUNTED WITH KUTAHYA POTTERY TILES, TURKEY, LATE 19TH CENTURY, WITH MODERN FRAME
comprising a central Kutahya polychrome pottery circular tile surrounded by eight fitted tiles, design of floral stems with geometric border, set on a custom octagonal plexiglass table with four feet
table: 51 by 73.5cm.
tiles: 65.2cm. diam.
Top of table is loose, tiles with very minor abrasion to edges, good condition, as viewed.
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Similar octagonal Kutahya pieces containing tulips and other floral sprays were also created for ceiling pieces during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. An example of this practice can be found in the Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation Collection (Bilgi 2006, p.157).