As with lots 10, 24, 38, and 50, the present dish is very close to a Chinese prototype. Of all the Chinese designs it was that of three bunches of grapes that proved the most popular (for a discussion of this see Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London, 1989, pp.121-124 and pls. 313 and 317).
While the present dish has an early form of the "wave and rock" border, and has the classic blue and turquoise colours of the dishes of 1530, combined with an absence of the border line around the central vine panel, details of the drawing indicate it is probably of the following generation. The floral forms around the cavetto are simplified and do not have the alteration of form seen for instance on lot 48. There is also a playfulness seen in the alternate colouring of the individual grapes, which gives it a liveliness well set off by the open spacing of the various motifs, particularly in the cavetto.
A particularly close example to the present dish is in the Musée Nationale de la Céramique, Sèvres (Walter Denny: Iznik, the Artistry of Ottoman Ceramics, London, 2004, p.125).