The glaze on this bottle, whilst uncharacteristic of Iznik, is visible on two blue-and-white jars in the Victoria & Albert museum, London (inv.no. 262-1905; 627-1902) and it has been suggested that there may have been a secondary, as yet not fully identified, ceramic production centre from which this bottle would have stemmed (Atasoy & Uluç 2012, p.137). The bottle’s form, with its knopped neck and flaring mouth, is reminiscent of Iznik sürahi flasks and similar shaped examples can be found in the collections of both the British Museum (inv.nos. G.167; 1878, 1230.465) and Victoria & Albert Museum (inv.no. 973-1875).
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