6 October 2009
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior depicting a lady with rounded body and wearing a hat smoking a pipe, flanked by tulips and hyacinths, petals and half rosettes around the rim, the reverse with alternated trilobes and swirls, haircracks, small chips, minor repainting, intact
11 7/8 (30cm.) diam.
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A series of figural Iznik dishes, similar this are in the Sadberk Hanim Museum and Ömar Koç Collections (Hülya Bilgi, Dance of Fire, Istanbul, 2009, nos. 287-294, pp. 447-455).
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