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  • Place of origin:

    Iznik (made)
    Turkey (made)

  • Date:

    1560-90 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 36, shelf 1

Designs incorporating animals in the decoration is found on Ottoman silverware, which was the origin of this type of painted decoration on Iznik ware.

Physical description

Bottle, fritware, bulbous body with long narrow neck and funnel shaped top and knop in the middle, covered with white slip and painted in dark olive green, red, cobalt blue and manganese. Painted above a band of formal design with a leopard, lions, deer, a monkey, quails, a Chinese phoenix and two monstrous birds in reserve. Applied later with a silver collar repousse with foliated arabesques as a restoration

Place of Origin

Iznik (made)
Turkey (made)


1560-90 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed


Height: 47 cm, Diameter: 23.8 cm

Historical context note

Possibly form the J.Dixon Collection

Descriptive line

Bottle, fritware, polychrome underglaze painting, Turkish, Iznik, 1560-90; later silver replacement collar.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Wallis, Henry Illustrated catalogue of specimens of Persian and Arab art : exhibited in 1885, London : Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1885

Labels and date

with silver mounts of later date
TURKISH (ISNIK); second half of the 16th century. [1954]


Fritware; Silver


Painting; Repoussé


Middle East Section

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