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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, Anatolia, Iznik, Turkish potter

Production
Note:

wave-scroll ground type

Category:

fritware (stonepaste)

Name(s):

dish
Islamic pottery; category
Iznik; category

Date:

circa 1585 circa 1590

School/Style:

Ottoman

Period:

late 16th Century

Description(s):

fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze
fritware, probably mould made, painted in red slip, blue, emerald green and black under a colourless, slightly crazed, glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a plain rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the cavetto, enclosed by concentric black lines, a black meandering scroll with blue leaves and green and red stylised flowers. In the roundel, radiating from a central red rosette and on a background of black wave scrolls, a symmetrical pattern of blue and red leaf shapes, thickly outlined, interspersed with green and red flower heads.
Exterior: a frieze of rosettes in blue and green with black outlines. The glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
painting underglaze; interior; red slip, blue, emerald green and black
painting underglaze; exterior body; blue and green with black outlines
glazing (coating); whole; colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring

Material(s):

fritware; whole
pigment; interior; red slip, blue, emerald green and black
pigment; exterior body; blue and green with black outlines
glaze; whole; colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring

Technique
Description:

fritware, probably mould made, painted in red slip, blue, emerald green and black under a colourless, slightly crazed, glaze

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 6, cm
width, whole, 31.1, cm
diameter, rim, 31.1, cm
diameter, base, 18.7, cm
weight, whole, 981, g

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1905-04-18; Riches, Thomas Henry

Acquisition Credit:

T.H. Riches Bequest, 1950

Documentation:

Atasoy, Nurhan. Raby, Julian. Petsopoulos, Yanni. 1989. Iznik : the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey.London: Alexandria Press
Publ. catalogue number 765. Ref. on wave-scroll types see (p. 249, 254) Cf. similar shaped dishes but with different designs see catalogue numbers 331-335. Cf, similar design on the cavetto see catalogue number 194 (p. 122). Ref. on wave scroll types (p. 249) and on Iznik

Lane, Arthur. 1957. Later Islamic Pottery.London: Faberp. 37-67
Cf. wave scroll background in the roundel see catalogue no. 47A. Re. on Turkish pottery

Watson, Oliver. 2004. Ceramics from Islamic Lands.London: Thames & Hudsonp. 426-444
Cf. wave scroll background in the roundel see Cat. T.15 (p. 440). Cf. similar shape see Cat. T.20 and T.21 (p. 443). Ref. on Iznik

Queiroz Ribeiro, Maria. 1996. Louças Iznik Pottery.Lisbon: Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Cf. dish with spiral decoration on the background in the roundel see catalogue number 85 (p. 242-3). Ref. on Iznik

Museum für Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt am Main. 1985. Türkische Kunst und Kultur aus osmanischer Zeit.Frankfurt: Verlag Aurel Bongers
Cf. catalogue number 2.29 (p. 152) bowl and lid with wave scroll background from British Museum (G.1983.139)

Paynter, S.. Okyar, S.F.. Wolf, S.. Tite, M.S. The Production Technology of Iznik Pottery : A Reassessment.
Source Title: Archaeometry 46 3 ()
p. 421-437
Ref. on Iznik technology

Maury, Charlotte. 2008. Iznik, Ottoman ceramics and tiles.Valencia: Bancaja Foundation
Source Title: Three Empires of Islam: Istanbul, Isfahan, Delhi. Masterpieces of the Louvre Collection(2008)
p. 200-329
Cf. tankard with black wave scroll background on central frieze see catalogue number 85C (p. 252). Ref. on Iznik

Accession:

Object Number: C.21-1950
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 73133; input: 2004-03-11; modified: 2013-12-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/73133





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