4 April 2006
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1580
With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior decorated in cobalt-blue, green and black underglaze and bole-red with a central blue rosette issuing four red floral sprays, in the interstices cusped ogival cartouches containing white floral sprays on blue ground within green frames, the rim with alternating paired red tulips and blue flowerheads within a pair of black rings, the exterior with alternating green flowerheads and bunches of three motifs, rim and foot drilled, small hairline crack
9¾in. (24.7cm.) diam.
Darses Collection, Paris (label on underside with wax seal impression), probably second half 19th century
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