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    Iznik Pottery

    SKU: cmc24414

    10.99 Members' price *

    About

    The Turkish pottery at Iznik, ancient Nicaea, supplied the Ottoman court with luxurious vessels and splendid tiles to decorate newly founded palaces, mosques and other buildings. One of the great glories of Ottoman art at its peak period, the designs combine purely Turkish motifs with elements ingeniously transposed from imported Chinese blue and white porcelain. Over time, a subtle and complex palette was introduced, of cobalt blue, turquoise, olive green, magenta and grey. During the second half of the 16th century, the brilliant combination of blue, viridian, turquoise and a relief red resembling sealing-wax was introduced, not only for pottery by also for tiles such as the great series that line the interior of the mosque of Rustem Pasha, Grand Vizier of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, in Istanbul. Iznik pottery was much prized outside the Ottoman empire, and many examples have English and European 17th century silver-gilt mounts.

    Specification

    Product code: cmc24414
    Price category: 10 to 25
    World culture: Middle East
    Title: Iznik Pottery
    Author: John Carswell
    ISBN: 9780714124414
    Number of pages: 128
    Size: 240x171
    llustrations: 83 colour and 25 b/w
    Weight: 0.361kg
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