Category Archives: Islamic Ceramics

ICARO RODI – IKAROS RODOS

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A pair of leaf-shaped ashtrays from Canakkale (length 15 cm, late XIX c.). Red earthenware, painted over in green and brown tones, finished with a transparent colorless glaze. In the mid 19th century, the cigarette found its way to the … Continue reading

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Kutahya Plate Late19th c. – Hilmi Efendi

Beautiful Kutahya plate from late 19th or early 20th century. White paste, white slip, transparent glaze with decoration in cobalt blue, turquoise and brownish red. Beautiful rosette in the center. The back of the plate is decorated with three evenly … Continue reading

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Iznik Jug 16th c. – KL Islamic Museum Malaysia

The Iznik potters achieved a color range that one can not find in other traditions of underglaze pottery. After the polychromy in 1540s and 1550s they experimented with other colors encouraged by their success which ranged from soft lavender to … Continue reading

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Iznik 16th c. – KL Islamic Museum Malaysia

Animals are first depicted on Iznik fritware in 1520s and 1530s with the finest creatures to be those on the Sunnet Odasi tiles.They rarely occur in the 1540s and 1550s with the exception of a peacock dish in the Louvre … Continue reading

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Help us to our study on ICARO Rodi & IKAROS Rhodes (English-Italiano-Ελληνικά)

Dear friends, We have initiated an effort to collect material from the factory of ICARO RODI and IKAROS RHODES and save its history. Your valuable assistance is more than welcome and in fact is a must in order to be … Continue reading

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IZNIK 16th c. – KL Museum Malaysia

Beautiful Iznik plate around 1585 with an Ibrik motif in red, blue and green colors – Kuala Lumpur National Museum Collection. The most significant aesthetic change post 1550 was the introduction of the red as an underglaze color. In parallel, … Continue reading

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Tunisian Bowl from Sejnane 20th c.

Tunisian ceramic bowl from Sejnane (d 17,5 cm, XX century). 130km North-West of Tunis, the village of Sejnane sits on a green plain of hedgerows and villages. For centuries, women in Sejnane have been making pottery. It is a skill … Continue reading

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Canakkale Lamp 20th Ito Hirobumi

An anthropomorphic gas lamp from Çanakkale (early 20th century). Red earthenware with a brown glaze and decorations painted in red, white, and yellow over the glaze. The lamp probably depicts the Prince Itō Hirobumi (1841-1909), four time Prime Minister of … Continue reading

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Canakkale 19th – Blackamoor Tobacco Jar

Pottery blackamoor tobacco jar in the form of a black African man’s head, his hair as the lid (Çanakkale Turkey, late 19th – early 20th century). Blackamoors have a long history in decorative art and it stretches all the way … Continue reading

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Canakkale Ewer 42cm 19th century

Pottery ewer from Çanakkale Turkey (late 19th century). Pear-shaped body with a long narrow neck and a stylized bird’s head mouth. On the front of the body are floral rosettes and a branch with symmetrical leaves, all in high relief. … Continue reading

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Kutahya Plate – ‘Memento of Kutahya’ Inscription 19th/20th

Plate from Kütahya Turkey (late 19th – early 20th century). Cream colored paste, white slip and transparent glaze. The ground is decorated in fish scale motif. A floral motif springs from a central medallion and rosette blossoms are around the … Continue reading

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Kutahya Plates 18th c – Samos Island Greece

Kütahya plates of the 18th century, embedded in the dome of Saint Matrona’s church in the village of Pano Vathi in Samos Island (Aegean Greece). During the building of churches, it was very common among the Christian populations to decorate … Continue reading

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Canakkale Ewer 19th c.

Ewer from Çanakkale Turkey (late 19th century). A pear-shaped body with a narrow neck, a long spout and a flat base. Red earthenware with a white slip and glaze with green splashes. Çanakkale ceramics were very popular in the Greek … Continue reading

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‘Kutahya Ceramics’ Page is on Air

A NEW PAGE WITH ‘KUTAHYA CERAMICS’ FROM 18th – 20th CENTURY IS ON AIR WITH MORE THAN 70 UNIQUE ITEMS – FOLLOW US & ENJOY THIS UNIQUE & RARE PART OF THE ISLAMIC HISTORY Please check under the “Islamic-Ottoman” category

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‘Kutahya Ceramics’ Page is on Air

A NEW PAGE WITH ‘KUTAHYA CERAMICS’ FROM 18th – 20th CENTURY IS ON AIR WITH 70 UNIQUE ITEMS – FOLLOW US & ENJOY THIS UNIQUE & RARE PART OF THE ISLAMIC HISTORY Please check under the “Islamic-Ottoman” category

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Armenian flask (Kutahya) dated from the second half of the 18th century. Representation of a mail figure in traditional clothing smoking a long stemmed pipe. The sides are decorated with needle-leafed branches while the perimeter of the flask is decorated … Continue reading

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Canakkale Plates with Ships & House Motifs

Canakkale plates dated from the 1st half of 19th century. Red earthenware (usual) with light – yellow glaze, with rare (ships, houses) motifs at the center. It was the early 17th century when Canakkale ceramics (souvenirs rather than objects of … Continue reading

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Canakkale plate dated from the 1st half of 19th century. Red earthenware (usual) with light – yellow glaze, and a fish design at the center. It was the early 17th century when Canakkale ceramics (souvenirs rather than objects of daily … Continue reading

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Canakkale plate dated from the 2nd half of 19th century. Red earthenware (usual) with light – yellow glaze, and the animal figure of a giraffe in the middle of trees. It was the early 17th century when Canakkale ceramics (souvenirs … Continue reading

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Beautiful Kutahya Pitcher (Turkey -2nd half of the 18th century). Plain rim with long neck and bulbous body in transparent glaze and decoration in yellow, cobalt blue, manganese purple and brownish red colors. A pair figures, one wearing a turban … Continue reading

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Rose water sprinkler from Kütahya Turkey (first half of 18th c.). White paste, white slip and transparent, colorless glaze. The sprinkler has a ring foot and is decorated underglaze in yellow, turquoise, cobalt blue and brownish red with black outlining. … Continue reading

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Suna & Inan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum is located in two historic buildings in Kaleiçi of old Antalya. One of the two buildings of the museum is the former Greek Orthodox Church of ST. George (Άγιος Γεώργιος in Greek) that is … Continue reading

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Exceptional example of an early Canakkale ceramic. Large jar with double handles dated from the mid 18th century. Bulbous body tapering down to a flat base, short neck, and a pair of small handles. Red earthenware with four large medallions … Continue reading

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The fearsome head of a Giant Dragon-Lion, made ​​in Çanakkale (late 19th century). The intense gaze, the powerful teeth, the twisting mustaches and the tongue that greedily springs from the open mouth, provides a wild beauty in this ceramic. Ceramic … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Canakkale Plates

Canakkale plates (tabak), all with red earthenware dated to the late 18th or beginning of the 19th century. Deep dishes with flat everted rim, narrowing to a ring base. At the centre of the dishes, we see composition of free … Continue reading

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Canakkale plate dated from the first half of 19th century. Red earthenware with a clover-shaped medallion in the centre full with floral rosettes and leaves. Motif is completed by lacework edges. This kind of plates depicting centrally composed decorations were … Continue reading

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Although Canakkale ceramics come with many forms, especially loved and immediate recognizable are the Canakkale jugs with bulbous bodies, long necks and crowded colorful ornamentation. Characteristic example is the one in the photo in bright green glaze, eye like rosettes … Continue reading

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Example of Canakkale Pottery – two pairs of Canakkale plates dated from the first half of 19th century. Red earthenware with light – yellow glaze, and a stylized motif composed of discrete brush strokes, with additional brush strokes on the … Continue reading

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Horse-shaped ceramic cup from Canakkale Turkey (late 19th or early 20th century). Red earthenware and a brown body sporadically receiving splashes of green and white. The bridles are folded on the saddle and a large rosette rests on the chest. … Continue reading

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Dish from Iznik with a female figure (first half of the 17th century). The woman wears a long green belted dress, a blouse with blue sleeves, white trousers, red shoes and a colourful tall hat. She holds a bouquet with … Continue reading

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A new page is just uploaded with the story (in brief) of the ceramics from Islamic lands and 32 photos to give an example of the superb achievements of Islamic potters. Enjoy it…

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Canakkale Jug dated from the late 19th century. Bulbous body with long neck and mouth shaped like the head of a horse bearing wings along its neck. Its tail is used as a handle for the jug. In the middle … Continue reading

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Dish from Iznik with a male figure (second half of the 17th century, c.1650-1675). The man is dressed in strange clothes, smokes a pipe and holds a double axe, while a dog is frolicking at his feet. Figurative depictions on … Continue reading

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Polychrome painted dish with a male figure from the twilight period of the Ottoman ceramics industry in Iznik (second half of the 17th century, c.1650-1675). The area around the man is filled with flowers. The first evidence of figurative depictions … Continue reading

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Iznik Tile -Top Table about 1560. This kind of tables were used for resting trays full with food and drinks, for the guests in Ottoman palaces. This table is from the Islamic collection of the V&A museum. The Victoria and … Continue reading

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Iznik tiles panel with the depiction of the Kaaba, in the central courtyard of the vast Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca (Benaki Islamic Museum). Kaaba, the most sacred place on earth for Muslims, is a square shrine covered by a black … Continue reading

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Iznik tile dated from 1706 (early 18th c.) with the footprints of the prophet Muhammad. These are the footprints left by the Prophet before his miraculous night journey from Jerusalem to the heavens. Above the rock on which he stepped … Continue reading

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Hanging ornament, egg shaped with transparent glaze. The body is decorated with seraphims (in green and yellow colors) and cross motifs. One of the most important Kütahya ceramics of the 16th century (can be found in the London British Museum) … Continue reading

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Iznik fish-shaped ceramic, possibly candlestick, dated from c. 1525. Arthur Lane introduced the name “Abraham of Kutahya” for the first phase of the blue and white ceramics of Iznik, relying on two items, an ewer and a flask of AD … Continue reading

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This beautiful ‘grape’ motif (three grapes that imitates the decoration of 15th c. Chinese plates) was adapted and used by the Iznik potters for more than a century from its first appearance in the early 16th c. The plate belongs … Continue reading

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Stunning and well recognized motif from an Iznik plate, with brilliant combination of cobalt blue, olive-green and red colors. From the late 15th century, the city of Iznik (Byzantine Nicaea) became the most important provider of luxurious ceramic vessels and … Continue reading

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Armenian plate (Kutahya) dated from the second half of the 18th century. Representation of a mail figure – portrays a vendor of liver, providing an idea of those period bazaars. Such plates were mainly addressed for European buyers. The oldest … Continue reading

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Armenian plate (Kutahya) dated from 18th century. Soldier holding a charger with John the Baptist’s head in front of Salome, daughter of Herod the Great. Armenian pottery flourished in Kutahya (a city in western Asia Minor) with the first dated … Continue reading

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Canakkale jug dated from the end of the 19th century with a duck’s head mouth. Bulbous body with a long narrow neck, and a twisted handle. Red earthenware with brown glaze, decorated with leaves and flowers in intense green and … Continue reading

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Canakkale jug dated from the end of the 19th with a duck’s head mouth. Bulbous body with a long narrow neck, and a twisted handle. Red earthenware with colorless glaze, decorated with leaves and flowers in intense green and red … Continue reading

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Canakkale figure of a Greek traditional warrior called Evzone. Storage item dated from the end of 19th or early 20th century. Red earthenware with splashes of green and brown paint. Canakkale is the third most important Turkish pottery center after … Continue reading

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Canakkale plate dated from the 2nd half of 18th century. Red earthenware (usual) with light – yellow glaze, and a round medallion at the center, surrounding a triangle. It was the early 17th century when Canakkale ceramics (souvenirs rather than … Continue reading

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Canakkale jug dated from the end of the 19th century with its mouth shaped as the head of a horse with two wings along its neck. In the middle of the body, an eagle spreads its wings and at the … Continue reading

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Soil, water and fire. With the same materials that men produced the first pots few thousand years ago, potters continue to mould their ceramics in our days. The pottery is one of the most ancient human activities. Ceramics is our … Continue reading

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