Antique Persian Tile Iznik Qajar Dynasty, Faience/Islamic Art/Ceramic, 17 x 13
Iznik Qajar Dynasty Period history: 1779 to 1925. Birds in wildlife with flowers. Large Oval: 17" long wide and about 13" height x 3/4 thick. Very good condition for the age natural crazing with air bubbles & relief molded spots (see photo #4) throughout and age to the glaze; some spots are missing color from when it was relief molded (see photo #12) (view all & enlarge all photo's). This was used on a wall as a plaque. Qajar Period was from 1779 to 1925. 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. View all photo's which can be enlarged for better viewing and are considered part of this items condition/description.
The item "Antique Persian Tile Iznik Qajar Dynasty, Faience/Islamic Art/Ceramic, 17 x 13" is in sale since Saturday, February 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "lexy310" and is located in Oakland Gardens, New York. 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, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.