Lot 416
  • 416

An Iznik blue and white pottery dish, Turkey, circa 1590

10,000 - 12,000 GBP
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  • Ceramic
  • 29cm. 
of deep rounded form with sloping, everted rim, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with scrolling palmette stems, the rim with a band of alternating paired leaves and stylised flowerheads, underside with scroll motifs

Catalogue Note

This dish belongs to a rare type of Iznik ware, of slightly deeper form with a gently everted, sloping rim and a design probably derived from the hatayi motifs frequently seen on the underside of the early blue and white Iznik wares of the 1510-20s, here transformed into the dominant decorative scheme.

A dish of similar form and comparable design is published in Iznik - Ottoman pottery from the depths of the Adriatic, Muzej Mimara, Zagreb, Croatia, 18 May-13 September 2015, p.152, no.34.