05 mars 2009

A rare monumental Iznik calligraphic tile, Turkey, Circa 1565

A rare monumental Iznik calligraphic tile, Turkey, Circa 1565 of rectangular form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, turquoise and relief red, outlined in black, with a lobed cartouche containing calligraphic inscription adorned with foliate motifs on a clear white background, the left-hand corners with arabesque motifs set against a blue ground. 31.5 by 55cm. Estimate 400,000—500,000 USD NOTEinscriptionsParts of an inscription ending with: ya raziq al-'ibad'O The Provider for [Your] servants!' This outstanding... [Lire la suite]
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