15 October 2002
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600
With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior painted under the clear glaze with a large central blue rosette springing from a spiralling band of red flowerheads, in a border of blue paired tulips alternating with green rosettes, the exterior with similar motifs, foot and rim drilled, slight rim fritting
10 3/8in. (26.3cm.) diam.
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The field design of this dish is a late re-appearance of the design of lots 309 and 318, here reduced to its simplest form.
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