4 April 2006
A RIMLESS IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1570
Of rounded shallow form on short foot, the white interior painted with cobalt-blue, bole-red, green and black under the glaze, decorated with a central vase issuing paired poppy seed pods, blue tulips, red roses, carnations and other flowers, within a blue border with red and white half florettes, foot drilled, minimal rim frits, excellent glaze
11½in. (29cm.) diam.
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