A large Iznik pottery rimless grape Dish
Turkey, circa 1570
with curving sides on short foot, the white interior decorated in two shades of cobalt-blue and green with a central roundel formed of three rings and containing three large bunches of grapes within spiralling tendrils issuing fleshy leaves, scrolling vines and leaves in the cavetto, in a narrow border of small blue and green zig-zag, the exterior with six elaborate green and cobalt floral sprays between blue bands, three further blue bands around the base, potter's design to reverse
34 cm. diam.