Lot 161. An Iznik pottery jug, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1560-1565Estimate £15,000 - £25,000 ($21,330 - $35,550). Price Realized £18,750 ($26,663). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016

Of baluster form on short foot rising to gently flaring mouth, simple loop handle, the white body decorated in cobalt-blue, bole-red, green and black with two finely painted registers of alternating swaying sprays of carnations and hyacinths, the mouth and waist with a strapwork band forming alternating triangle motifs, intact; 9in. (22.8cm.) high

NoteThis jug has unusually fine and precise design for Iznik pottery. It shares this feature, as well as the overall conceit of its design with a jug, attributed to 1560-65, formerly in the Barlow Collection which sold at Bonham’s, 29 April 2004, lot 193 (also published in Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby, Iznik. The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London, 1989, no.430). 

Christie's. ART OF THE ISLAMIC & INDIAN WORLDS, 21 April 2016, London, King Street