4 April 2006
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1600
With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior painted in blue, green, red and black with a central small vase issuing floral spray, flanked by a pair of large blue saz leaves, flanked by red floral sprays and a pair of red tulips, the border with blue and red stylized wave-motifs, the exterior with alternating blue clusters of three and single green roundels, intact, foot and rim drilled
1¼in. (25.8cm.) diam.
Adda Collection, Alexandria, not included in the sale on 3 December 1965.
Private Collection, Marseille
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Bernard Rackham, Islamic Pottery and Italian Majolica, London, 1959, no.159, p.40 and pl.79C
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
The most significant charity auction ever staged is 100 per cent sold after 10 days of online sales and three days of live auctions
Islamic art specialist Romain Pingannaud on a 13th-century copy of a key compendium on astronomy and mathemetics
With their bold colours and strong lines, these wares have been collectable since the early days of production in the 15th century, says our specialist Sara Plumbly
Specialist Louise Broadhurst advises on everything from the identification of natural dyes to finding the right setting on your vacuum cleaner
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June