A KUTAHYA POTTERY JUG WITH MOULDED DECORATION, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY
the pear-shaped body with short splayed base, broad curved handle and faceted spout with four filter holes, the body decorated with three moulded cross-hatch and dot roundels flanked by diamonds, painted in underglaze turquoise and black with an all over design of scrolling pine leaves, old collector's number written in black ink under foot: '1588-9...75'
Intact, two small chips to extremities of spout, hairline craquelure to glaze, some abrasion to foot, minor abrasion to handle, as viewed.
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Sold in these rooms, 6 October 2010, lot 353.