A large Iznik rimless pottery "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, the reverse with blue painted area to foot and rim with alternating flower and cloud band design
32.5 cm. diam.