An Iznik pottery dish. Ottoman Turkey, circa 1640. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior decorated in green, blue, bole-red and black with a central cypress tree flanked with floral sprays comprising carnations and flower-heads, the border with zig-zag motif filled with cusped leaves in alternating green and blue ground, the reverse with alternating green flowerheads and blue floral sprays in a black cusped border, repaired break; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diameter

Provenance: Purchased from ME Claude Boisgirard, Paris, October 1990

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