Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman art, ca. 1590-1600
Round siliceous ceramic dish with polychrome decoration, decorated with a large rosette with eight petals furnished with flowers on a red and blue background in alternation. The central medallion is surrounded by arcades. The border of waves and stylized rocks forming "S". Condition: very good, not broken, small chips on the rim.
Diameter : 29 cm
Edouard Aynard (Lyon, 1837-Paris, 1913), then by direct descent from his son Francisque Aynard
For a dish decorated with a large rosette and a border with "S", kept in the Musée d'Ecouen, see the book by Frédéric Hitzel and Mireille Jacotin, Iznik, l'Aventure d'une collection, Paris, 2005, cat. 347, p. 237. For another dish with a central rose window, see Hülya Bilgi, The Ömer Koç Iznik Collection, Istanbul, 2015, cat. 178, p. 403. Expert L.S.