A fabulous and rare hand painted Iznik dish dating to the mid-17th century, the face decorated with five stylised tulip flowers.
Iznik is in fact the name of a town previously known as Nicaea which lies some 90 kilometres southeast of Istanbul, and was the site of the potteries of the Ottoman Empire. Because Iznik has been so widely admired and collected almost since the time of its conception, examples can be found in museums the world over. In London the British Museum hosts what is perhaps one of the best collections outside Turkey.
Condition: Crazing and fritting to glaze.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
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