A DAMASCUS POTTERY TILE, SYRIA, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY
decorated in cobalt blue, light blue, green with black oultines on a white ground with a design consisting of entwining palmettes, arabesques within lobed medallions and stylised lotus blossoms, set in an old wooden frame
32.4 by 33cm. framed
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The tile intact, craquelure throughout surface, one small chip and some further pitting, edges probably abraded although these are hidden by the frame, the frame worn and scratched as consistent with age, as viewed.
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For more information on Damascus tiles, see A. Millner, Damascus Tiles: Mamluk and Ottoman architectural ceramics from Syria, London, 2015.