Dish Place of origin: Iznik, Turkey (made) Turkey Date: ca. 1585-1600 (made) Physical description Deep dish of glazed fritware. Decorated at the centre with green leaves, surrounded by star-shaped ornaments of red and blue parallel lines; black scrolls in the interspaces, with red and green border.
A BLUE AND WHITE IZNIK POTTERY TILE, OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1530. Of hexagonal form, the surface painted in cobalt-blue and turquoise on white ground with a central cypress tree issuing from a leafy frond, the cypress surrounded by two smaller turquoise trees each filled with a spray of flowerheads and flanked by a large curling branch of hyacinths.