Though made in Iznik, Turkey, the silver gilt on this Rhodian pot was probably added in England.
Iznikware Pot by Unknown Artist, c. 15701580
© V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)
- Tin-glazed earthenware & silver-gilt mounts
- 26 x 14 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- Acquired in:
- Durlacher & Company
The vessel is painted with tulips and leaves in red and green on a blue ground. The lid consists of three masks - two lions and a female mask - in burnished cartouches between fruit on ribbon pendants. Ceramic-ware flourished in Iznik in the 16th and 17th centuries, much influenced by the blue-and-white porcelain of Ming-dynasty China and by Persian ceramics.