Gilded Dish with Flowers and Leaves

Gilded Dish with Flowers and Leaves

c. 1590

Fritware with red slip, underglaze-painted design, and overglaze gilding

Diameter: 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in.); Overall: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.663



This popular floral design with a central swaying saz leaf, red roses, and blue hyacinths was further enhanced with glittering gold, a feature that rarely survives. Turkish potters developed the red-the most difficult color to achieve in ceramics-with a clay slip rich in iron. The rim displays a simplified "rock and wave" design adopted from Chinese ceramics which were abundant in the imperial Topkapi Palace.

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