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AN IMPORTANT IZNIK POLYCHROME POTTERY DISH, CIRCA 1580

TURKEY

30.6cm. diam.

An important Iznik polychrome pottery dish of deep rounded form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, pale turquoise, relief red and olive green, outlined in black, with a central foliate motif issuing sprays of small tulips and rosettes, two large tulips and three large rosettes, the rim with circular and spiral motifs, the reverse with alternating flowerheads.

The present dish displays remarkable individuality in design and superb quality in execution. Its highly original design and colour scheme indicates the truly sophisticated aesthetic approach that can be observed in 16th century Iznik

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