It is the border design of this dish that makes it stand out. It is a very restrained version of a border which appears in much brighter colouring on a small number of vessels including a dish in the Fitzwilliam Museum (Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby: Iznik, the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London, 1989, no.490, p.248). The same design is used at the base of the neck of a pair of spectacular tombak candlesticks commissioned for the mosque of Sultan Bayezid in Edirne in around 1488 (David Roxburgh (ed.): Turks, London, 20005, no.256, pp.299 and 441-2). An almost identical design, but with the leaves pointing forward in the same direction as the stem flows, is known on a few more Iznik pieces including two dishes in the Gulbenkian Collection (Maria Queiroz Ribeiro: Iznik Pottery, Lisbon, 1996, nos. 78 and 79, pp.230-233), a dish and a small footed tazza in the Musée National de la Renaissance, Écouen (Walter Denny: The Artistry of Ottoman Ceramics, London, 2004, pp.164 and 165) and a related tazza in the Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf (Johanna Zick-Nissen: Islamische Keramik, exhibition catalogue, Düsseldorf, 1973, no.331, p.227).