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TWO IZNIK POTTERY BORDER TILES  OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1600  Each of rectangular form, with design of composite flowers, tulips and scrolling palmettes reserved against cobalt-blue ground, with red highlights, with turquoise-blue borders, small chips, otherwise intact Each 5 x 10 1/8in. (12.8 x 25.7cm.)

TWO IZNIK POTTERY BORDER TILES OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1600 Each of rectangular form, with design of composite flowers, tulips and scrolling palmettes reserved against cobalt-blue ground, with red highlights, with turquoise-blue borders, small chips, otherwise intact Each 5 x 10 1/8in. (12.8 x 25.7cm.)

Ewer, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1520-1525. Fritware, underglaze painted in cobalt blue, glazed; later silver mounts. Height: 23.8 cm, Width: 15 cm including spout, Depth: 11 cm. Museum number: 349-1897 © V Images.

Antique ewer fritware, underglaze painted in cobalt blue and glazed with later silver mounts, Iznik, Turkey, ca.

Written in Turkish, this folio is from a copy of the collected works of the last Timurid ruler, Sultan Husayn Bayqara (reigned 1470-1506), and is executed in a technique known as quita' (decoupage). Instead of writing in ink, individual letters are cut out of different colored paper and pasted on a contrasting background. The art of decoupage, which originated in late-fifteenth-century Herat, required tremendous skill, dexterity, and imagination.

Written in Turkish, this folio is from a copy of the collected works of the last Timurid ruler, Sultan Husayn Bayqara (reigned 1470-1506), and is executed in a technique known as quita' (decoupage). Instead of writing in ink, individual letters are cut out of different colored paper and pasted on a contrasting background. The art of decoupage, which originated in late-fifteenth-century Herat, required tremendous skill, dexterity, and imagination.