White paste, white slip, transparent glaze with decoration in cobalt blue, turquoise and brownish red. The back of the plate is decorated with three evenly separated floral sprays and the base bears a stamp in Arabic script reading ‘Hilmi – Kutahya” (Kutahya 19th Hilmi stamp plate from a private collection in Athens Greece).
The Iznik potters achieved a color range that one can not find in other traditions of underglaze pottery.
After the polychromy in 1540s and 1550s they experimented with other colors encouraged by their success which ranged from soft lavender to a deep chocolate brown.
The colors were used both for the painted details and in some cases as a ground color.
He was born in 1649 in Urbino to a distinguished family.