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AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
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AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH

OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1600

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AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1600
With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior painted in blue, green, black and with red slip, with central cypress tree and blue tulip against a background of asymmetric spiralling tendrils issuing roses and foliage and a blue floral spray, the rim with alternating blue and green saz leaves and red flowerheads, the exterior with alternating blue and green motifs, with old collection label and traces of another, fritting to rim, two repaired breaks
12 7/8in. (32.7cm.) diam.
Provenance
Jacques Soustiel
Private Collection, Marseille
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Lot Essay

The form of this dish, with its very small cavetto and low flat rim derives from European prototypes. A number of similar form bear European armorials (Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby: Iznik, the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London, 1989, nos.575-586, pp.264-5. Another example with European arms was sold in these Rooms 27 April 1993, lot 201). The later examples of this form seem to be typified, as here, by a particularly energetic swirling floral design used in the border.
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