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Lot 158. An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with stylised cloud and cintamani design, Turkey, circa 1580-85; 31cm. diam. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2014.

of deep round form with a slightly bracketed everted rim, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, viridian green, relief red and black outlines with an abstracted cloud and cintamani pattern in the centre and scrolling cloudbands on the rim, foliate motifs on underside, old collection label to underside.

ProvenanceEx-Pozzi collection
Ex-Jacques Soustiel collection

NoteA dish with a similar abstract design composed of stylised clouds interspersed with cintamani motifs and a scrolling cloudband border is in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Museum, Lisbon, inv. no.2240.

Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 08 Oct 2014