12 October 1999
A KUTAHYA BLUE AND WHITE POTTERY ROSEWATER SPRINKLER
WEST ANATOLIA, 18TH CENTURY
Of typical form, the drop-shaped body rising through a boss to the tapering tubular neck, on short foot, the off-white ground with four cobalt-blue drop-shaped panels containing floral sprays, a band of meandering floral motifs around the boss; and A BLUE AND WHITE KUTAHYA POTTERY BOTTLE BASE, 18th Century, of spherical form on short foot, the white ground painted in blue with four drop-shaped panels each filled with scrolling motifs, simple blue lines above and below, mouth ground down, foot chipped, slight staining
6.1/8in,. (15.4cm.) and 4in. (10cm.) high (2)
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Armenian Ceramic Art, Armenian Museum, New York, autumn, 1982 (first part of lot).
A very similar rosewater sprinkler to that in the first part of this lot is in the Sadberk Hanim Museum (Altun, Ara, Carswell, John and ney, Gnl: Sadberk Hanim Museum: Turkish Tiles and Ceramics, Istanbul, 1991, no. C.17, p.63).
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