Aug 6, 2012
Aug 6, 2012

Gilded Dish with Flowers and Leaves

Gilded Dish with Flowers and Leaves

c. 1590

Fritware with red slip, underglaze 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

Location

Exhibition

Art of the Islamic World (Islamic art rotation)

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Turkish potters developed the red color with a clay slip rich in iron.

Description

This floral design highlights the rich red, the most difficult to achieve in ceramics, that was developed by Turkish potters. The design is divided with a central swaying saz leaf, with red roses, blue hyacinths, and other floral elements enhanced with glittering gold, a feature that rarely survives. The rim displays a simplified “rock and wave” design adopted from Chinese ceramics which were abundant in the imperial Topkapi Palace in Istanbul

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