By (author) John Carswell
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Iznik Pottery by John Carswell
Book DescriptionSome of the greatest glories of Ottoman art are the luxurious ceramic vessels and splendid tiles made to decorate newly founded mosques and palaces by the Turkish pottery at Iznik (ancient Nicaea). Their designs combine purely Turkish motifs with elements ingeniously transposed from imported Chinese blue-and-white porcelain. Over time a more subtle painterly style and complex palette were developed, culminating in the brilliant combination of cobalt blue, turquoise, olive green, magenta, and red that became the internationally recognized Iznik hallmark. Iznik ceramics were highly prized far beyond the Ottoman Empire, and although the factories had passed their peak by the late seventeenth century, their influence lived on through nineteenth-century European imitations by such potters as William de Morgan and Cantagalli.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781566566575
Paperback / softback
(239mm x 172mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Interlink Books
Publisher: Interlink Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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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. This book illustrates examples that are drawn from the British Museum, acknowledged to have the collection of Iznik in the world, including the famous Godman Bequest.
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