12 October 2004
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1580-90
With cusped sloping rim on short foot, the white interior painted in bright red, green and cobalt-blue within black outlines with a central floral spray of blue tulips and red carnations within border with stylized rock and wave motif, the underside with alternating green and blue triple flowerheads and rosettes, blue cusped line around the rim, small hole drilled in foot and rim, minor fritting to rim
12in. (30.5cm.) diam.
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