2021_CKS_19777_0092_000(an_iznik_pottery_dish_ottoman_turkey_circa_1590_d6308245020943)

2021_CKS_19777_0092_001(an_iznik_pottery_dish_ottoman_turkey_circa_1590_d6308245014535)

Lot 92. An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1590; 12in. (30.6cm.) diamEstimate: GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Sold for: GBP 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021.

The interior decorated in cobalt-blue, bole-red, turquoise and black on white ground with a central radiating rosette within a cloud surrounded by scrolls, within repeated overlapping lobed motif borders, the underside plain, losses to glaze around the rim, intact.

ProvenanceAnon. sale in these Rooms, 14 October 2003, lot 71.

Note: Iznik dishes with similar so-called kaleidoscopic designs are published by Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby, Iznik, the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London, 1989, p.243, cat.462-470. Like ours those dishes often have a radiating motif based around a central flowerhead. A number of them also employ the use of small black scrolls in the background. An almost identical dish is in the Ashmolean Museum, attributed to circa 1585-90 (inv.no.1978-1452; Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby, Iznik, the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London, 1989, no.767).

Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 1 april 2021