With a sloping rim on low foot, the ‘wave and rock’ border encloses a field bursting with tulips, roses, carnations and hyacinths on broken stems. This is an excellent example of the 'storm in a teacup' composition characteristic of some of the best Iznik plates in the ‘quatre fleurs’ style.
Ottoman Turkey, Iznik
Diameter: 31 cm
Artcurial, Paris, 11/04/2013, Islamic sale lot 151
Acquired there by AXIA (and exported with French passport)