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This elegant dish combines blossoms, leaves, and crescent-shaped motifs linked by gracefully interlaced and knotted tendrils. It belongs to a group of blue-and-white wares produced in the Turkish city of Iznik during the early sixteenth century. Inspired by manuscript illumination, reverse-painted motifs--some outlined and shaded in dark blue to create a three-dimensional effect--are characteristic of early Iznik ceramics. While the blue-and-white palette and the blossoms circling the interior rim and exterior well recall Chinese porcelains, these elements are now synthesized into a new and original style expressing Ottoman sensitivity and taste.
- Published References
- Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 79, pp. 172-173.
- Nurhan Atasoy Dr. Julian Raby. Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey. Istanbul and London. cat. 17, p. 373.
- Dr. Esin Atil. Turkish Art of the Ottoman Period. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 12, p. 24.
- Dr. Esin Atil. Ottoman Art at the Freer Gallery of Art. no. 4 Istanbul, 1970-1971. p. 193, pl. 10.
- Turkish Art. Washington and New York. pp. 258, 269, pl. 40.
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 314.
- Washington's Treasure House of Middle Eastern Art. vol. 1, no. 1 Washington, January 1956. p. 6.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
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