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Iznik Pottery
By John Carswell

Iznik Pottery

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Iznik Pottery by John Carswell

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Some 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 Details

ISBN: 9781566566575
ISBN-10: 1566566576
Format: Paperback / softback
(239mm x 172mm x 9mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Interlink Books
Publisher: Interlink Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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