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An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with cypress tree, Turkey, circa 1590
Estimate
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235
An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with cypress tree, Turkey, circa 1590
Estimate
18,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with cypress tree, Turkey, circa 1590
fritware decorated in underglaze dark blue, green and relief red outlined in black, with a central cypress tree in the middle of a swirling branch of saz and composite palmettes, the everted rim with stylised scrolls, alternating paired tulips and rosettes on underside
31cm. diam. 
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Catalogue Note

The cypress tree, which acts as a central balancing form in the composition, first made its appearance as a motif in Iznik in the early 1520s, notably on architectural murals, but became especially popular from the 1560s. This dish, attributed to a slightly later period due to the fluidity of the glaze, notably the red bole, combines the cypress tree design with a composite saz and palmette swirling branch

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