AN IZNIK LIGHT AND COBALT BLUE POTTERY TILE WITH SAZ LEAVES, TURKEY, CIRCA 1545-55
of square form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and light blue with a design consisting of entwined saz leaves containing floral stems encircled by tendrils, one with green floral details, black outlines, framed
22.5 by 22.5cm. approx.
26.2 by 26.5cm. framed
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The tile framed, seen within the frame, the corners chipped, one with slightly loose chip in frame, hairline crack running through one angle, pitting to surface, frame with some wear and nicks, pinned to reverse with cardboard backing, missing two pins, as viewed.
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A similar blue and turquoise Iznik tile with saz leaves, albeit with minor design differences, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv.no. 1978.350.