6 October 2009
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, FIRST QUARTER 17TH CENTURY
With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior decorated under the glaze in bole-red, cobalt blue, green and black with a central multi-tiered rosette issuing small green leaves and large radiating cusped arches containing smaller similarly cusped panels with flowers on alternating green and blue ground, a red border around these with a band of lobed motifs around the edge, with stylized wave and rock border, the exterior with alternating green and blue motifs, foot drilled, small chips to foot, otherwise intact
12in. (30.5cm.) diam.
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