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Deep plate

Turkish (Iznik)
About 1600

Object Place: Turkey


Height x diameter: 5.5 x 26 cm (2 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fritware covered with a white slip .

Not On View





A deep plate or shallow bowl. The underside of the bowl displays three spiral motifs, derived from the “closed crescent,” accented with a dot and painted turquoise, and three, blue, trilobed “plant” figures, similarly accented and in blue.

On the face of the plate, the rim shows a familiar, late, alternation, of turquoise peonies with red centers and two-leafed plant forms in blue. The cavetto and well, separated from the border by double black lines, display a symmetrical polychrome bouquet of varied flowers and leaves growing from a tuft.

Superimposed upon the bouquet is a lovingly drawn vase in all the “Rhodian” colors used and with areas of white reserve.


Painted: M.P. 71

Credit Line

Bequest of George Washington Wales