A Late 16th Century Iznik style Ottoman pottery dish, Damascus.
This intact large dish is largely influenced by Iznik pottery but owes its characteristic colours and glazes to the indiginous oxides found in the Damascus vicinity.
The circular dish itself sits on a typical raised conical foot. The design consists of a small central circle with a cloverleaf pattern. Axially four lobed medalions radiate outwards, standing out against a dark blue field. Each of these lobed patterns is inset with blue and green decorations on a cream white background. The outer rim of the dish has a wide band of floral decorations in the same underglaze colour palette.