AN IZNIK POLYCHROME POTTERY DISH, TURKEY, CIRCA 1585-90 of shallow round form with an everted rim, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, viridian green and relief red, the centre with a rosette and overlapping leaves against a pattern of small tight spirals, bordered by arched panels, the rim with a colourful abstract design, floral motifs to exterior 30.3cm. diam.
Damascus Tile A stone paste tile, the white ground painted in cobalt-blue, black and turquoise with a lattice of split-leaves palmettes and arabesques overlaid by a similar arrangement of flower-heads and palmette vine. Syria, Damascus, late 16th century, 29 cm by 25.5 cm.
Iznik Fritware Plate Ottoman ceramic artists took much of their inspiration from nature and created designs incorporating stylized leaves with recognizable plants, flowers, and trees. Familiar species depicted on this plate include tulips, and cypress trees. 1525-1550 (Early Modern) fritware with underglaze decoration (Ceramics)