Stonepaste; painted in turquoise and two hues of blue under transparent glaze
H. 3 in. (7.62 cm)
Diam. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm)
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 460
One of the most spectacular Iznik pieces in the Museum’s collection, this saucer‑shaped dish displays a palette of rich blue and bright turquoise characteristic of early Iznik ceramics. The floral scrolls on the cavetto are inspired by fifteenth-century Chinese celadon ware.
Henry G. Marquand, New York (until 1903); Benjamin Altman, New York (until d. 1913; bequeathed to MMA)
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