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RARE LARGE 16th CENTURY TURKISH IZNIK TILE

RARE LARGE 16th CENTURY TURKISH IZNIK TILE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Ceramics: Pre 1700: Item # 1397797

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The glaze on this large fragmentary Iznik tile is brilliant, showing no sign of erosion or flaking. Although incomplete, it is probably 90% of the original size and is completely stable. The colors are superb, and the drawing is perfectly controlled, as one would expect to find in the very highest quality ceramics of the period. Dating to circa 1560, the piece measures 9-3/4" X 7-3/8" and is mounted on a custom stand. Similar examples can be found in the collections of many of the major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it is on display in the recently re-opened galleries of Islamic art. The last photo in the listing shows the tile on exhibit in the museum.