Lot 80. An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1575; 11 1/8in. (28.3cm.) diam. Estimate: GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Sold for: GBP 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021.
The white ground decorated with four sprays of red tulips, divided by arabresque roundels, the rim with stylised 'wave and rock' motif, the exterior with alternating rosettes and paired tulips, old collection label to base and rim, a drill hole to the rim and foot, intact.
Note: Another Iznik dish decorated with a quatrefoil motif composed of tulips alternated with cobalt-blue roundels is in the Ömer Koç Collection (Hülya Bilgi, The Ömer Koç Iznik Collection, Istanbul, 2015, pp.316-7, no.130).
Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 1 april 2021.