Plate

Turkish (probably Iznik)
Ottoman
About 1550


Object Place: Iznik, Turkey

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.7 cm (11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1194

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip, and with a transparent glaze.

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

A plate painted in blue over a white ground: the flat rim with a version of the Chinese “rock and wave” border. The cavetto shows six similar floral sprigs, within which is a lobed line, delimiting the well’s design of a large spray of “wheatsheaves” and small flowering plants, centered by a large blossom in Hatayi style.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Theodora Lyman, March 1, 1915. The John Pickering Lyman Collection. Made a gift on Sept. 18, 1919.

Credit Line

The John Pickering Lyman Collection—Gift of Miss Theodora Lyman