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Description
Western Asia, Iran/Armenia, ca. 19th century CE. A lovely eight-pointed ceramic tile with glaze work depicting a man on horseback. Birds and a hare surround this figure on a brilliant blue field. A thick black border outlines each arm of the tile, with swirling white arabesques on its interior. The man wears a mint green cloak and seems to stare directly at the viewer. It probably once decorated the wall of a palace or other elite home. In the 19th century, the tile makers in this region became inspired by Safavid style to create their own beautifully artistic tiles. See a similar example at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (623-1868). Size: 0.55" L x 6.5" W x 6.5" H (1.4 cm x 16.5 cm x 16.5 cm)

Provenance: private California, USA collection; ex-Malter Galleries, California, USA

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#156018
Condition
Intact, with fine craquelure on the surface. Light wear commensurate with age including small chips and nicks. Motifs are very clear.
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19th C. Iranian Armenian Isfahan Glazed Pottery Tile

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Jul 01, 2020
Starting Price $1,000
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