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Lot 167. A unique blue and white pilgrim flask with animals, Turkey, circa 1545-55; 32.2cm. height. Est. 60,000-80,000Lot Sold 669,000 GBP (765,604 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.

Cf. my post: Sotheby's announces highlights from the Arts of the Islamic World auction on 25 April

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Lot 175. An Iznik polychrome pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century; 25.5 by 24.5cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBPLot Sold 30,000 GBP (34,332 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.

of square form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, green and relief red, featuring carnations and saz leaves, mounted.

Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 14 April 2010, lot 325, previously in a French private collection since the 1970s.

Note: This tile would have formed part of a larger installation; an identical example is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, inv. no.EAX.3215.

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Lot 172. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, circa 1575-80; 29.6cm. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000Lot Sold 12,500 GBP (14,305 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.

of shallow rounded form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, emerald green and relief red with thin black outlines, featuring lotus blossoms and saf leaves, rim with breaking wave motif, reverse with flower heads and tulips.

ProvenanceChristie's, Iznik Pottery: The Vincent Bulent Collection, 26 April 2005, lot 8.
Alfred Spiro, Kensington Church Street, 1949, as per an old collection label to underside: 'Plat Rhodes achete par M.... en Decembre 1949 chez Spiro, Londres'.

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Lot 171. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, circa 1570-80; 30cm. diam. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000Lot Sold 40,000 GBP (45,776 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.

of shallow rounded form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, green and relief red with thin black outlines, featuring a central bouquet of carnations surrounded by prunus and hyacinth stems, the rim with a breaking wave motif, reverse with flower heads, old collection number.

ProvenanceEx-private collection, Europe, pre-1960s.

 

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Lot 174. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, late 16th century; 29.5cm. diam. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000Lot Sold 11,250 GBP (12,875 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.

decorated in underglaze cobalt and grey blue, viridian green and relief red, outlined in black, with palmettes to centre surrounded by lobed arches, scrolling-wave rim, the exterior plain.

Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, 29 April 1992, lot 69.

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Lot 170. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with gold highlights, Turkey, 17th century; 28cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000Lot Sold 3,750 GBP (4,292 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.

decorated with tulips, rosettes, florettes and a saz leaf in underglaze cobalt blue, green and relief red with black outlines, geometric arch designs to rim, gold highlights added to rosettes, reverse with foliate details.

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Lot 168. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, 17th century; 29.2cm. diam. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000Lot Sold 8,125 GBP (9,298 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.

decorated in underglaze blue, light green and relief red with black outlines, stylised breaking wave pattern to the rim and floral sprays comprising hyacinths, tulips and carnations, reverse with foliate details and a unique figure-of-eight mark, possibly a potter's mark.

Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, 29 April 1992, lot 74.

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Lot 169. A large Iznik polychrome pottery dish, Turkey, 17th century; 35cm. diamEstimate 2,000 — 3,000Lot Sold 5,625 GBP (6,437 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.

decorated in underglaze blue, light green, orange-red with black outlines, with a large saz leaf containing florettes, carnations, hyacinths, and tulips, scrolling-wave border, reverse with floral motifs.

Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, 29 April 1992, lot 73.

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Lot 187. An Iznik-style pottery tile, probably Turkey, early 20th century; 38.8 by 28cmEstimate 2,000 — 3,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby’s 2018.

of rectangular form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, green, aubergine purple and relief red with black outlines, with a decor comprising stylised lotus blossoms, split-palmettes, saz leaves and Chinoiserie scrolls, set on custom metal mount.

Provenance: Christie's London, 26 April 1994, lot 369

Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 Apr 2018, 10:30 AM