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An Iznik polychrome pottery dish with a red ground, Turkey, circa 1570-75Estimate 4,0006,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s

decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, emerald green, and relief red with dark green outlines, featuring a saz leaf containing a stem of marguerites, in between sprays of rosettes, the border with a stylised foliate design, foliate details on exterior, old collection label to underside; 31.5cm. diam.

PROVENANCE; Ex-Adda collection

Notes: Red-ground dishes such as the present example are extremely rare, and this is a particularly flamboyant and vibrant example. A dish in the Barlow Collection has white leaves on a red ground; see Fehérvári 1973, Colour plate M.

Sotheby’s. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres | 08 oct. 2014, 10:30 AM