An unusual Iznik pottery Dish Turkey, late 16th Century
with wide sloping rim, decorated in polychrome and gilt, the centre with a hyacinth spray flanked by tulips, the rim with a frieze of tulips alternating with saz leaves 25.5 cm. diam.
Provenance: Property of a Gentleman.
Amongst the repertoire of Iznik shapes, dishes with wide sloping rims are rare. Comparison of the shape of this piece can be made with a dish formerly in the collection of Sir Thomas Barlow (Atasoy, Nurhan and Julian Raby, Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London, 1989, fig. 592).