6 October 2009
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH
OTTOMAN TURKEY, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
With sloping rim on short foot, the interior decorated with a central cusped medallion of blue fish-scale framed by floral spray comprising carnations and hyacinths, the border with black stylised wave and rock design, with gilt highlights, the reverse with alternating blue and green roundels, hole drilled in foot, haircracks, intact
11 5/8in. (29.5cm.) diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2370
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Andrew Graham-Dixon on how the British Museum’s new Albukhary Foundation Gallery — opening 18 October — will offer a fresh perspective on its Islamic art
Christie’s Islamic Art specialist Xavier Fournier explains all you need to know about these exquisite embroidered panels
In the art world as on Wall Street, J Tomilson Hill plays to win. He is now opening a dedicated space for his stellar collection
Tryggve Gran’s remarkable Polar journals transport us back to 1912 and a tent containing Captain Scott’s frozen remains