26 April 2005
AN IZNIK POTTERY TAZZA
OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1580
With sloping rim and of shallow form on high foot, the white interior painted with large central stylized blue flowerhead with red and green highlights, the rim with repeated paired green leaves over red ground with white and blue half-flowerheads, the exterior with alternating blue roundels and trefoils, rim slightly chipped with firing flaw restored, foot drilled
7¼in. (18.6cm.) diam.
Private English Collection, on loan to Norwich Castle Museum, 1977-2000
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