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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

Dish

1560-90 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In the 1550s, Iznik potters experimented with decoration using coloured slips or liquid clay. Their great achievement was to find a type that turned red when fired under the glaze. This eye-catching red replaced the purple of earlier wares, just as a bright emerald colour replaced the sage green.

Iznik ceramics were exported all over Europe and the Middle East. Copies were also made, first in Ottoman provincial centres and then, after 1600, in a wider area including Italy and Iran.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Fritware, painted in polychrome before glazing
Brief Description
Dish, fritware, painted in polychrome enamels with roses, hyacinths and tulips, Turkey, probably Iznik, 1560-90
Physical Description
Dish, fritware, with flat everted rim, slip covered and painted in polychrome with naturalistic flowers in the Kara Meni style with roses, hyacinths and tulips, the rim border with overlapping rosettes
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 29.2cm
Credit line
Salting Bequest
Summary
In the 1550s, Iznik potters experimented with decoration using coloured slips or liquid clay. Their great achievement was to find a type that turned red when fired under the glaze. This eye-catching red replaced the purple of earlier wares, just as a bright emerald colour replaced the sage green.



Iznik ceramics were exported all over Europe and the Middle East. Copies were also made, first in Ottoman provincial centres and then, after 1600, in a wider area including Italy and Iran.
Collection
Accession Number
C.2029-1910

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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