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Iznik Pottery : Eastern Art - John Carswell

Iznik Pottery

Eastern Art

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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.

Early Ottoman ceramicsp. 13
Iznik blue-and-whitep. 28
Iznik and Kutahyap. 45
Iznik evolvesp. 56
The peak of perfectionp. 74
Iznik, China and the western worldp. 90
The collapse of the kingdomp. 106
Laterp. 114
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ISBN: 9781566566575
ISBN-10: 1566566576
Series: Eastern Art
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st September 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 17.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1