15 October 2002
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
Ottoman Turkey, circa 1620
With sloping rim on short foot, the interior painted with fish-scale moitifs, a central diagonal band coloured blue, the rest coloured green, in a border of cusped triangular motifs, changing at one point to a tight black spiralling motif panel, the exterior with simple blue floral motifs, old collection label on underside, rim fritted
11½in. (29.2cm.) diam.
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This dish give the impression of being an experiment on the part of the potter. The change in colour of the fish-scale design with no element dividing the colours is most unusual, as is the small area of spiralling motifs in the border.
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