Lot 134
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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT BLUE AND WHITE IZNIK POTTERY CHARGER, TURKEY, CIRCA 1480

Estimate
300,000 - 500,000 GBP
Sold
5,359,950 GBP
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Description

of large, deep, rounded form, with an everted flat rim, the interior decorated in reserve within a central roundel against a blue-black ground with an intricate arabesque of interlacing split-palmette ‘rumi’ motifs in two shades of blue and white emanating from a small central rosette, the cavetto displaying a thick band of corresponding design surmounted by a thin band of interlocking key fret motifs, the flat rim ornamented with a band of scrolling floral ‘hatayi’ flowers in white, the reverse decorated with a wide band of ‘hatayi’ lotus scrolls in blue on a white ground, thin double blue lines and a single bracketed line embellishing the underside of the rim
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