Damascus Tulip Dish
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Damascus Tulip Dish

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd.

Date 16th / 17th century

Period 1400-1600, 1600-1750, 16th Century, 17th century

Origin Syria

Medium Ceramic

Dimension 30 cm (11³/₄ inches)

The dish of circular form with a deep well with purple painted tulips, greenery, black and blue hyacinth flowers. The scalloped rim decorated with blue flower heads; the back of the dish decorated with black waterweed and blue flower heads. In the centre and front of the dish, spur marks are visible. This rare dish demonstrates a Damascus-style based on an Iznik dish, but in a Syrian palette. According to Watson, see the colours – for example no red is used and a grass-green colour is used in place of the typical turquoise colour (Oliver Watson, Ceramics From Islamic Lands, London, 2004, p. 444). See a 16th century Damascus dish painted with blue flowers on a green ground in the V&A Collection, London, with similar black waterweed scrolled decoration on the back of the dish. Click here

Stock no.: A3135a

Date: 16th / 17th century

Period: 1400-1600, 1600-1750, 16th Century, 17th century

Origin: Syria

Medium: Ceramic

Dimension: 30 cm (11³/₄ inches)

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