Lot 295: AN EXCEPTIONAL IZNIK BLUE AND WHITE POTTERY DISH, TURKEY, CIRCA 1520 |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the rounded dish with everted rim, painted in underglaze cobalt blue and turquoise on a white ground, the central medallion featuring a tree issuing finely drawn floral blossoms within a tight scroll border, with lotus-blossom stems, the cavetto with cloud scrolls, the rim with a rumi-arabesque pattern reserved against a cobalt-blue ground, the exterior with a band of floral blossoms, under a transparent glaze, old collection label to base
In good condition, one side with break and associated restoration (crack line visible although cleaned), another side with hairline crack, some minor abrasion to external edge, two drill-holes to base of foot for hanging, one small attempted drill hole to another side of foot (unfinished) as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Provenance: Ex-collection M. Ferdinand Adda.
Dimensions: 35.5cm. diam.
N. Atasoy, and J. Raby, Iznik, The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, published for Istanbul University, 1989, no.168.
B. Rackham, Islamic Pottery and Italian Maiolica, London, 1959, p.26, no.61, illustration no.26.