09 avril 2009

An Iznik 'Spider's Web' pottery Dish. Turkey, 17th Century

An Iznik 'Spider's Web' pottery Dish. Turkey, 17th Century of shallow form with sloping sides, underglaze, decorated in green, blue and black outline on a white ground with a central floral rosette surrounded by a web, within a border of geometric and floral motifs, verso with alternating floral rosettes. 28 cm. diam. Sold for £5,040 Provenance: cAcquired in Cairo in the 1950s.Note: For a related Iznik dish with similar design, see N. Atasoy & J. Raby, Iznik, The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London 1989, no.664, p. 283. ... [Lire la suite]