Description & Technical information

This circular pottery dish is painted with an asymmetrical composition of bole-red roses, blue and red tulips and cobalt blue hyacinths with green stems and leaves on a white ground. The everted rim is painted with an elaborate wave and rock border, with stylised leaves between. The back of the dish is painted with alternating cobalt blue and green flower heads and blue sprigs of flowers. 
To see a comparable Iznik dish, dating to circa 1560-1570, but with a symmetrical composition of blue hyacinths and bole-red and blue roses depicted, see Bilgi, p. 128, fig. 22.

Date:  1560-1570
Period:  1400-1600, 17th century
Origin:  Turkey
Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: 30 cm (11³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Private European Collection since the 1960s

Literature: Bilgi, H. The Ömer Koç Iznik Collection, Hülya Bilgi, Istanbul, 2015.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints