An Iznik fishscale composite pottery Jug Turkey, circa 1570 with later 19th century restoration
Lot 102
An Iznik "Fishscale" composite pottery Jug Turkey, the base circa 1570, the neck with 19th Century French restoration, probably by Samson
Sold for £30,000 (US$ 46,607) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Iznik "Fishscale" composite pottery Jug
Turkey, the base circa 1570, the neck with 19th Century French restoration, probably by Samson
of baluster form, painted in cobalt, green, raised red and black outline on a white ground, with a scale design and four half-trefoil medallions connected by saz leaves, a key meander pattern on the foot
30.5 cm. high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Property of a Gentleman; acquired from Sotheby's, Islamic and Indian Art, 25th April 1996, Lot 70; previously in a French private Collection.

    The use of the fishscale pattern on Iznik pottery first appears circa 1520 and can be found on a jug in the form of a fish in the Benaki Museum, Athens (Atasoy, Nurhan and Julian Raby, Iznik - the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London, 1989, p. 106, pl. 124), its inspiration from Yuan Chinese blue and white porcelain. the practice of using alternating panels separated by leaf motifs, as seen in this example, became popular on Iznik wares produced between 1570 and 1585.
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