6 October 2009
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1650
With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior decorated with a large ewer with central medallion and palmette motifs and fanciful onion-domed cover and scrolling handle, surrounding this a vine of red flowerheads with blue dots and blue and green saz leaves, the rim with an alternating pattern of paired green leaves and blue flowerheads, the exterior with alternating blue and green motifs, fritting to rim, hair cracks otherwise intact, foot drilled
10 3/8in. (26,3cm.) diam.
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