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A polychrome enamelled covered dish (Sahan) from the Sulemaniye workshop, Turkey, late 18th century

of shallow form on a low footring, the stepped domed cover with gilded rose-form finial, painted with floral bouquets on a gilt-decorated yellow ground, rim mounts and the well of the base painted with a further floral spray on a white ground. 20.6cm. max. diam. Estimate 10,000—15,000 GBP

NOTE: Vessels such as this are thought to have been made in a street adjacent to the Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul. Other similar examples were sold in these rooms, 11 October 1996, lot 111, 17 October 1997, lots 19 & 20, and 16 October 1998, lot 20.

Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World. 01 Apr 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's