Lot 140. An Iznik blue and white cusped-rim pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1570-75; 12 ¼in. (32cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,536 - USD 10,048). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.
With cusped rim, the central floral roundel surrounded by four swirling floral sprays, the rim with further simplified floral sprays, the cavetto's exterior with six cloud-like foliate motifs.
Note: The blue and white decoration of this dish which consists of four floral sprays arranged around a central rosette shows a marked Chinese influence. Similar layout can also be found in blue and white dishes published by Atasoy and Raby, 1989, p.240, cat.444 and 446. The authors attribute those dishes to between 1570 and 1575.
Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, London, 2 April 2020