An Iznik blue and white pottery "Grape" Dish Turkey, circa 1560

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Lot 424
An Iznik blue and white pottery "Grape" Dish
Turkey, circa 1560

Sold for £ 8,400 (US$ 11,864) inc. premium
An Iznik blue and white pottery "Grape" Dish
Turkey, circa 1560
rimless, decorated in shades of cobalt-blue and green with vines bearing three bunches of grapes, a frieze of floral vines around the sides, a narrow zig-zag band around the rim, the exterior with six floral sprays
34.5 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • According to Atasoy and Raby "most of the 'Grape' dishes from the second half of the 16th Century, including the ones with relief-red, did not have everted rims and wave-and-rock borders, but use another shape, the rimless, saucer-shaped dish' (Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby, Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London, 1989, p. 124).

    For a similar dish from the Barlow Collection, see ibid, no. 189.
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