Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


A panel of four square Ottoman Empire ‘Dome of the Rock’ tiles

$ 16,360
  • Description
    A panel of four square Ottoman Empire ‘Dome of the Rock’ tiles, painted in underglaze cobalt blue with a trellis of split and winged palmettes with cloud-scroll collars, framed. Syrian, 16th century.

    15 in square, framed 17 ½ in square.

    Provenance: Property of a private European collector.

    Footnote: This design was first seen on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, which was tiled on the instructions of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent around 1545. Soon after similar tiles appeared on several building in Aleppo, most notably Bait Jumbiatt, the Ummayad Mosque and the Khosrowiyya Mosque, as well as numerous private houses. There are also near identical tiles in the Ramanazoglu Mosque in Adana (Turkey). See Arthur Miler ‘Damascus Tiles’, Munich, London, New York. 2015, p. 182 fig. 4.74, pl 189 fig. 4.85 and p. 205 fig 4.105.
  • More Information
    Origin: Syria
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: Ceramics
    Condition: Good. Good
    Creation Date: 16th Century
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: fejgzbsymzfa
    Incollect Reference #: 425500
  • Dimensions
    W. 15 in; H. 15 in; D. 0.1 in;
    W. 38.1 cm; H. 38.1 cm; D. 0.25 cm;
Message from Seller:

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art

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