17. Iznik – The Three Grapes Motif

Iznik 16th - Benaki Islamic Museum Athens Greece

This beautiful ‘grape’ motif (three grapes that imitates the decoration of 15th c. Chinese plates) was adapted and used by the Iznik potters for more than a century from its first appearance in the early 16th c. The plate belongs to the Rhodian Style Iznik and is dated around 1560/65.
Arthur Lane was the first to categorize the main groups of Iznik pottery – Abraham of Kutahya (blue and white), Golden Horn (spirals), Damascus (soft colors including green and purple) and Rhodian (brilliant green and red color).

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