10 October 2006
This lot is offered without a reserve
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1590
With sloping rim on short foot, the interior with two large white saz leaves flanking a red fish-scale and white split palmette cartouche, flanked by white floral spray with red and blue highlights, all reserved against a dense ground of green fish-scale, the rim with blue and black cloud and scroll, the exterior with simple blue trefoil alternating with green flowerhead, foot and rim drilled, one large break with old rivets, minor chips to rim
12 1/8in. (30.8cm.) diam.
W. Hope, England, in 1868 (noted as its owner on the Liverpool Arts Club label).
Tevfik and Nihal Kuyas Collection, Davos, circa 1960s-1996
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Liverpool Arts Club, 1865 (label on reverse)
A dish with very similar field is in the Gulbenkian Collection (Maria Queiroz Ribeiro, Iznik Pottery, Lisbon, 1996, no.32, p.149).
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