Large deep plate
Object Place: Turkey
Height x diameter: 5.5 x 29 cm (2 3/16 x 11 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware, painted over white slip and covered with a transparent glaze.
Not On View
The plate’s exterior is cursorily decorated with six black squiggles, alternately enhanced in blue and green. The interior is decorated in two registers, delineated with single and double brownish-black lines. The flat rim shows a simplified version of a Chinese “rock and wave” pattern, and the center an asymmetric spray of various flowers and a saz leaf, outlined in black and colored blue, green and a muddy raised red. The drawing and coloring are of rather low quality. Possibly not Iznik?
An old label reads 3182 Rhodes XVI, and BSS XNA.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection