Fragment of a saz leaf tile, Ottoman Turkey,... - Lot 271 - Ader

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Fragment of a saz leaf tile, Ottoman Turkey,... - Lot 271 - Ader

Fragment of a saz leaf tile, Ottoman Turkey, Iznik, circa 1570-80In


siliceous ceramic with underglaze painted decoration of a large turquoise saz leaf decorated with a tulip crossing a prunus branch. In three of the corners, parts of red medallions and a composite flower.


15.8 x 27.5 cmOne


hole filled.



The motif of this tile with the prunus branch and the large saz leaf is generally associated with the Ansari complex at Eyüp. Although the tomb of Eyüp Sultan dates back to 1458, the renovation of 1607-08 associated it with many Iznik tiles dating from the 16th century. The painted tiles in our pattern are among the finest in the mausoleum (Belgin Demirsar Arli and Ara Altun, Tiles, Treasures of Anatolian Soil, Ottoman Period, Istanbul, 2008, pp.268-9). Many tiles from this series are known, held in public collections such as the Louvre under the inventory number AA 405, or sold recently at public auction, see for example Christie's, London, 7 April 2011, lot 112 and Bonhams, London, 6 October 2015, lot 54.



An Iznik pottery fragmentary tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1570-80Provenance



: Philippe Magloire Collection.










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