Iznikware Pot by Unknown Artist

Though made in Iznik, Turkey, the silver gilt on this Rhodian pot was probably added in England.


Tin-glazed earthenware & silver-gilt mounts
26 x 14 cm
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Acquired in:
Durlacher & Company

The vessel is painted with tulips and leaves in red and green on a blue ground. The lid consists of three masks - two lions and a female mask - in burnished cartouches between fruit on ribbon pendants. Ceramic-ware flourished in Iznik in the 16th and 17th centuries, much influenced by the blue-and-white porcelain of Ming-dynasty China and by Persian ceramics.

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