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Iznik Pottery free pdf 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 sixteenth 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 seventeenth-century silver-gilt mounts. Although the Iznik factories passed their peak in the late seventeenth century, their influence lived on in nineteenth-century European imitations by such potters as William De Morgan and Cantagalli. Most of the examples illustrated are drawn from the British Museum, acknowledged to have the greatest collection of Iznik in the world, including the famous Godman Bequest.

About John Carswell

Professor John Carswell retired as Director of the Islamic Department at Sotheby's. He was previously Director of the Smart Museum and Curator of the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago and was Professor of Fine Arts at the American University of Beirut for twenty years. He has written extensively Chinese porcelain and Islamic art and architecture. His publications include The Kutahya Tiles and Pottery in the Armenian Cathedral of St James, Jerusalem (Oxford 1972), Chinese Ceramics in the Sadberk Hanim Museum (Istanbul 1995) and Blue-and-White: Chinese Porcelain around the World (BMP 2000).

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Author : John Carswell
Publisher : British Museum Press
Data Published : 07 August 2006
ISBN : 0714124419
EAN : 9780714124414
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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