Iznik Qajar Dynasty (see period history below). Birds in wildlife with flowers.Large Oval: 15" long (top to botttom) and about 12" wide across by 3/4 thick. Stunning birds love the one feeding upside down.
Remarkably excellent condition for the age natural crazing and age to the glaze; no loss. It was glue to a board so there is still some glue residue on the back. Rectangular underglaze tiles were commonly made in nineteenth-century Iran to decorate the upper borders of architectural interiors in a continuous frieze.
Production of these tiles was centered mainly in the Qajar capital of Tehran. The underglaze technique of painting, applied on either a flat surface or molded in relief, facilitated the creation of scenes reminiscent of painting on paper and constitutes one of the distinguishing characteristics of Qajar tilework. In this tile, two glorious birds are feeding in a lush bed of natural flowers in vibrant full bloom. The birds with their long graceful tails and colorful wings could represent Huma, a fabulous bird from ancient Persian mythology. Huma is the embodiment of health and strength, and is known for providing aid in defeating enemies.It was believed that only persons of royal status fell under the shadow of Huma. Please contact me if there are any issues or questions. The item "Antique Persian Tile Iznik Qajar Dynasty, Faience, Islamic Art, Ceramic, 15'x12" is in sale since Thursday, September 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "13travelers" and is located in Boonton, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Egypt, Jordan, Sri lanka, Macao, Oman, Viet nam, Uruguay.