Large Decorative Islamic North African Iznik Painted Charger Wall Dish 20thC
A very decorative and colourful, but muted, large pottery footed low bowl or charger and hanging plate that would look equally good displayed on the wall or as a table centrepiece. It has a manufacturer's pierced hole in the footrim to suspend it. This beautiful large dish dates from the early 20th century and was probably made in North Africa around Morocco, but could also possibly be Iznik middle eastern.
It is decorated in an Islamic style with an ornate geometric floral pattern reminiscent of large stained glass windows. There is a central eight petaled flower within an eight pointed star, outside of this are further geometric patterns that form eight large reserved cartouches each decorated with a stylised flower. This stylised floral geometric design has been hand painted in a subdued palette of dark cobalt blue, light copper green, outlines in manganese purple and highlights in iron yellow.
The bowl is approximately 14 1/2 inches (36.7 cm) in diameter, stands 3 1/8 inches (8 cm) high and weighs 1718 grammes unpacked. It is in very good condition, it has spur marks on the front and back from manufacture, very minor glaze chips to the rim and a small chip to the base of the foot.
Because of its size and weight, it can only be sent overseas by courier and prices given for this are indicative only. They may vary for remote locations etc so please message for a firm price for your location.
This is a lovely display item and a very decorative object to grace any interior.