A silver-gilt-mounted turquoise tin-glazed bowl, first half of 17th Century.

The bowl is thought to be either Persian or Turkish.
The silver-gilt mounts are mid 17th Century.

Both Persia, now Iran, and Turkey have a tradition of pottery making stretching back thousands of years.

The bowl is listed in the 1690 Devonshire Schedule under the heading ‘Lesser China garnish’t with Silver Guilt’ as ‘A Turkey colour cup with two eares ffoot and rimm garnish’t.’

The 1690 Devonshire Schedule, or Deed of Gift is an inventory recording an immense bequest from Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire (1619-1689), to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter (1649-1703).


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