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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 167

    A KUTAHYA POTTERY MUG

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A KUTAHYA POTTERY MUG
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
    Of rounded form rising from splayed foot and tapering slightly before the slightly everted neck, with simple scrolling handle, the body decorated in yellow and blue on a white ground with reciprocal drop-shaped panels outlined in yellow and containing blue scrolling and floral motifs, above this two minor bands of scrolling flowering vine, crackelure in the glaze, hair cracks
    6¼in. (16cm.) high


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    A number of jugs with similar decoration are known (see for example Sebnem Akalin and Hulya Yilmaz Bilgi, Delights of Kutahya, Istanbul, 1997, nos.40-44, pp.62-65). The present mug however, particularly in this scale, is very unusual indeed to find from Kutahya.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the estimate in the catalogue is incorrect and should read GBP 4,000-6,000.