The pattern of this charming dish is a variant of the so‑called chintamani (Sanskrit for "auspicious jewel") design. Appearing on ceramics as well as on carpets and textiles, this pervasive design originated in Buddhist iconography
Dish Place of origin: Iznik, Turkey (probably, made) Turkey (made) Date: ca 1580 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Fritware, underglaze painted in two shades of cobalt blue, glazed
Persian Pottery Fayence (tin-glazed) plates and wall wainscot borders. "Both the invariably flat treatment of the ornament and the prevalence of the natural imitation of flowers constitute the characteristic style of Persian decoration.