Iznik plate with cintamani
Painted in cobalt blue, apple green and brownish red with a central wavy six-legged starfish surrounded by six clusters of bold cintamani, a quintessentially Ottoman motif of central Asian origin. It has a low foot and a sloping rim decorated with triangular motifs containing truncated prunus blossoms. This is an unusually well-executed piece from the last phase of Iznik production.
Ottoman Turkey, Iznik
Diameter: 30.4 cm
The Estate of Louis Bowen, New York
Christie's, London, 15/10/2002, lot 310
Acquired there by AXIA