6 October 2009
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1580
With sloping rim on short foot, the interior painted with a central trilobed palmette issuing curling saz leaves forming a medallion and terminating in half palmettes, the interior of the medallion with dense blue fish-scale, red heart-shape centred along the upper edge, around the medallion similar fish-scale in green, the border with stylised wave and rock pattern, the exterior with alternating paired blue tulips and flowerheads, repaired breaks, areas of restoration
11½in. (29.3cm.) diam.
Sotheby's, 12 April 1989, lot 75
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