Iznik tile takes £31,000 at Dreweatts auction

Iznik tile c.1575 – £31,000 at Dreweatts.

The May 22 sale at Dreweatts of Donnington Priory titled Japanese, Islamic and Indian Works of Art included a collection of Iznik and Damascus tiles from the estate of the artist Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).

Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Roland Arkell

This substantial grouping occupied the first 42 lots of the sale including textbook examples such as a large 12in (30cm) Iznik polychrome glazed fritware tile made in Ottoman Turkey, c.1575. Tiles of this design decorate the interior walls of the pavilion of Murad III in the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, built in 1578.

This example was bought by Hodgkin from dealer Millner Manolatos in 2006 and was previously in a French private collection.

Estimated at £6000-8000, it sold at £31,000.