File:Iznik candle holder ca 1525.jpg

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English: Iznik candlestick.
Date circa 1525
date QS:P571,+1525-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Medium Fritware with cobalt blue decoration under a clear glaze
Dimensions Height 20.4 cm, diameter 15.5 (foot)
institution QS:P195,Q6373
Current location
Accession number
Notes 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.
Atasoy, Nurhan; Raby, Julian (1989), Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London: Alexandra Press, p. 105, Figs. 125, 310, ISBN 978-1-85669-054-6.

Lane, Arthur (1957), “The Ottoman Pottery of Isnik”, in Ars Orientalis, volume 2, JSTOR 4629039, pages 247–281.
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