Turkey, Ottoman art, early 17th century
Round siliceous ceramic dish with underglaze polychrome painted decoration. In the center, a floral composition of three blue tulips and two carnations around a palm decorated with a branch of rose hip. Border of pair of leaves and stylized flowers. Condition: unbroken, crack and chips on the reverse, chips on the rim, stains on the reverse
Diameter: 29 cm
Collection of the Ambassador B.
For an Iznik dish with almost identical decoration, kept at the Musée national de la Renaissance, Château d'Ecouen, see Frédéric Hitzel and Mireille Jacotin, Iznik. L'aventure d'une collection, Paris, 2005, cat. 285, p. 211 (inv. E. Cl. 9573 / DS 2619). Expert L.S.