12 October 2004
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1580
With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior with a symmetrical arrangement of blue tulips and red carnations radiating from a central leafy spray, a stylized arabesque above, in a blue and black spiralling motif and stylized wave border, the underside with alternating paired blue tulips and blue and green rosettes, very slight rim chips, one with slight associated stain, rim drilled
12in. (30.6cm.) diam.
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