2 Kutahya tiles blue and white  18th Century
Lot 77
Two Kutahya underglaze painted pottery Tiles Turkey, circa 1750 (2)
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 5,868) inc. premium

Lot Details
Two Kutahya underglaze painted pottery Tiles
Turkey, circa 1750
each decorated in blue, green and yellow with a pair of saz leaves flanking a palmette-shaped medallion containing three flowers, all against floral vines, framed
each 18 x 18 cm.(2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Property of an Armenian family

    Identical tiles flank the Mihrab and area above the wall outside of the Mosque of Misar Bey at Kutahya. They date from the restoration of the mosque by the governor Yahn Pasha in AH 1164/ AD 1750-1 (John Carswell and C.J.F. Dowsett, Kutahya Tiles and Pottery from the Armenian Cathedral of St. James, Jerusalem, II, pl. 6d and p. 75). Similar tiles are also used in the Armenian Patriarchate of St. James, Jerusalem (Carswell, op cit, pl. 12 and p. 50, type 35a).
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