Fritware with underglaze painted decoration
Turkey, Iznik, 16th century, Ottoman Empire
Diameter 32 cm
Provenance: the back bears a label: “Art Musulman/Joseph Soustiel/146 Boul. Haussmann/Paris-8”
This dish decorated with blue tulips and red carnations on a white background is typical of Iznik ceramic productions. The border is decorated with rock and waves design, inspired by Chinese ceramics.
For two Iznik dishes with a very closely related design, see: Hitzel, F. & Jacotin, M. (2005) Iznik – L’Aventure d’une Collection, Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, p. 181, N°230 & Exhibition catalogue, Musées de Marseille (From the 25th of November 2006 to the 18th of March 2007) Un collectionneur et mécène marseil- lais – Faïences provençales et Céramiques ottomanes, Avignon: Editions A. Barthélemy, p. 386, N°319.