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Dia.: 28,5 cm
- No restoration detected.
- A tight ca. 4 cm hairline at ca. 11 o'clock.
- Numerous rim chips as visible.
- A circular hairline and a few further minor stress lines.
Provenance: Sotheby's, London, Oct. 7, 2015, lot 416. (link)
This dish belongs to a rare type of Iznik ware, of slightly deeper form with a gently everted, sloping rim and a design probably derived from the hatayi motifs frequently seen on the underside of the early blue and white Iznik wares of the 1510-20s, here transformed into the dominant decorative scheme.
A dish of similar form and comparable design is published in Iznik - Ottoman pottery from the depths of the Adriatic, Muzej Mimara, Zagreb, Croatia, 18 May-13 September 2015, p.152, no.34. (source: Sotheby's)