4 April 2006
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1640
With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior decorated in blue, green, black and red, a large blue peacock in the centre with red-spotted plumage and green wings, the interstices filled with red floral sprays, the rim with green and blue triangles enclosing semi-rosettes, the exterior with alternating blue and green motifs, repaired breaks, rim and foot chipped, underside with various old labels, foot drilled
11¾in. (29.6cm.) diam.
With Spiro, Kensington Church Street
Private collection, Cairo and Alexandria, sold Sotheby's London, 20 October 1994, lot 79
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Musée Jacquemart Andre, Paris, Splendeurs de la Céramique Ottomane, 1 April - 2 July 2000 (ex catalogue).
A similar dish depicting a peacock, but with the image reversed, is in the Metropolitan Museum (Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby, Iznik, the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London, 1989, no.642, pp.280-1).
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