An Extremely Decorative Pair of Qajar Underglaze Polychromed Rectangular Moulded Pottery Tiles, Depicting Two Youth Royal Couples, Tehran, Persia, Middle of the 19th Century.

Identification Number: 100


The close pair of rectangular form with a moulded decoration on cobalt-blue ground is painted in turquoise, manganese and brown with moulded decoration of four youth couples on a ground of flowering plants surrounded by a stylised landscape with Palaces and buildings on the horizon, a white ground border is decorated with meandering vine and blossoming stems with perching birds around.

For other similar Tehran Moulded tiels at the Royal Gulestan Palace In Tehran, please see, Persian Painted Tiles, by Hadi Saif, Catalogue Nos. 145-149.

For Almost Identical Tile, Please see, Beyond The Palace Walls, Islamic Art From The State Hermitage Museum, Islamic Art in A World Context, EDITED BY Mikhail B. Piotrrovsky and Anton D. Pritula, National Museums Of Scotland, lot 164, pages, 167-168.

Condition: excellent, minor moulding chips.

Dimensions: 31.5 cm high
36 cm wide