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OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1585

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AN IZNIK POTTERY JUG
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1585
Of baluster form on short foot rising to slightly flaring mouth and with simple loop handle, the body with a green fish-scale ground punctuated by white stylised pomegranates containing bole-red cintamani motifs, white plaited register at base of neck and around foot, band of S-scrolls in black and bole-red at rim, the handle decorated with a cobalt-blue stripe motif, restoration to handle and neck
8 ¼in. (20.6cm.) high
Provenance
Danish collection by 1981, thence by descent
Sale room notice
Please note that this lot is not intact as stated in the printed catalogue, but has restorations localised to the handle and neck.

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Lot Essay


Another Iznik ewer, decorated with a fishscale ground, although there in cobalt-blue rather than green, was sold in these Rooms, 28 October 2021, lot 86. Although the fish-scale motif was used as early as the 1520s, in the late 1570s and 80s it became popular to enliven the background of vessels with the motif, as seen here.

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