An large Iznik "Fish Scale" pottery Jug Turkey, circa 1575
Sold for £100,150 (US$ 168,160) inc. premium
Islamic & Indian Art
London, New Bond Street
29 Apr 2004 10:30 BST
An large Iznik "Fish Scale" pottery Jug
Turkey, circa 1575
Sir Alan Barlow Collection;
Sir Thomas Barlow Collection.
Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive study based on the Barlow Collection
, London, 1973, no. 263, col. pl. N and pl. 106a.
This Jug is a superb example of Iznik wares with abstract designs that were produced during the reign of Sultan Murad III (1574-1595).
As well as fish-scale pattern, these include
, "S"- clouds and arabesques (Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby,
Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey
, London, 1989, p. 260).
Comparison can be drawn with a ewer in the British Museum, London, that also employs white arabesque leaves against a single colour ground (Atasoy/Raby, fig, 733).
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