A Rectangular Shaped Tile With Moulded Decoration, Depicting A Young Falconer on Horseback Hunting in The Forest, Glazed Fritware, Tehran or Isfahan, The Qajar Dynasty Persia, 1870s AD.
Identification Number: 558
This beautiful rectangular shaped moulded pottery tile is finely underglaze polychrome painted depicting the ancient art of horseback falconry.
The beautiful tile is been painted with various vibrant stable colours on white grounds. The general view is depicting a young youth on his horseback with a falcon perched on his hand hunting falcon in a landscape showing from the distance beautiful monuments and potentially Royal buildings amidst beautiful natural landscape with plenty of vegetation, floral designs and clouds.
The tile’s top is decorated on white ground border with meandering vine and blossoming stems with perching birds around.
Dimensions35.5 cm * 27.5 cm.
The thickness of the tile is 2 cm.
ConditionVery good, Little old glazing cracklings.
ProvenceThe European Art Market.
ReferencesFor similar decorated Tehran & Isfahan tiles please see the following:
Revealing the Unseen, New Perspectives on Qajar Art, edited by Gwenaelle Fellinger with Melanie Gibson, Gingko Library Art Series, The Louver Edition, ISBN: Musee du Louvre 978-2-35031-727-4, First published in 2021.
Also please see the similarly decorated tile illustrated on page 159, Courtesy to the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, also please see the same but much earlier (the 17th. Century Safavid Dynasty Blue & White) similarly decorated falconer tiles illustrated on pages, 150-151.
For almost identical tile, please see Sotheby’s Auction House, London on May 1, 2019.
For other similar Tehran Moulded tiles, 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.