Category Archives: Canakkale

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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