File:Iznik candle holder ca 1525.jpg
English: Iznik candlestick.
|Medium||Fritware with cobalt blue decoration under a clear glaze|
|Dimensions||Height 20.4 cm, diameter 15.5 (foot)|
The reserved design around the middle of the base is very similar to that on the foot of a hemispherical basin also in the British Museum (Inv. number G. 1983.8). The pattern above and below are very similar to that on the foot of a basin in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Inv. number C.5-1970)
This is one of a pair of candlesticks. The other candlestick has an Inventory number of 1878,1230.521. Atasoy & Raby have the Inventory numbers switched. Arthur Lane (1957 p261) considered that the two candlesticks were forgeries. Raby (p105) strongly disagreed and noted that "Lane unaccountably dismissed as a 'palpable forgery'".
Carswell, John (2006), Iznik Pottery, London: British Museum Press, p. 38, Fig. 28, ISBN 978-0-7141-2441-4.
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