22 May 2019
A large Damascus glazed fritware tile
A large Damascus glazed fritware tile, Ottoman Syria, circa 1570-1580, with blue and turquoise painted arabesque medallion trellis design, 32.5cm square, mounted for wall hanging
Compare with similar tiles but decorated in green, blue and turquoise in the Selimiyya Madrassa, Damascus, circa 1566. See Arthur Millner, Damascus Tiles, London, 2015, fig 4.14, page 130. Other examples can be see in Leighton House, London, op cit., fig 6.38, page 259.
Provenance: From the Estate of the late Sir Howard Hodgkin CH CBE, acquired Millon & Associes, Paris, 6th December, 2010, lot 105.