Iznik Tankard

Turkey, Late 16th / early 17th century

21.5cm high

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Iznik Tankard

The Iznik tankard is decorated with cobalt blue and green saz leaves with half-flowers of bole-red and cobalt blue alternating with stylised hyacinths with bole-red buds on tall green stems with small green leaves. The shape of this tankard likely derives from German or European-shaped wooden tankards (see B. Rackham, p. 32, nu. 100). A similar example although slightly shorter (20cm high) than our example is published in Rackham, pl. 39, nu. 100A, however, their example includes serrated leaves and carnations.

Literature: Bernard Rackham, Islamic Pottery and Italian Maiolica: Illustrated Catalogue of a Private Collection, Faber and Faber, London, 1959, p. 32.

Iznik Tankard


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