• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 241

    AN IZNIK POTTERY JUG

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1560

    Price Realised  

    AN IZNIK POTTERY JUG
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1560
    Of baluster form with short foot rising to flaring mouth and with simple loop handle, the white body decorated with cobalt-blue, green, red and black under the glaze with alternating branches of red flowerheads and blue saz leaves, a similar but reduced pattern on the neck, a short band of black S-shapes around the neck and a band of white trilobed motifs with red centres around the mouth, slight restoration to rim and foot
    9 5/8in. (24.5cm.) high


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    Like the Girton College water bottle (surahi) sold in these Rooms, 24 April 1990, lot 386 and the Iznik jug with ships that was offered in these Rooms, 7 October 2008, lot 424, this jug is very thinly potted.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, 11 October 1990, lot 479