12 février 2013

Lamp, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1557

Lamp, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1557. Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed. Height: 48 cm, Diameter: 31 cm. Museum number: 131-1885 © V&A Images. Large pear-shaped ceramic mosque lamp, with a wide expanding neck. There are two handles around the shoulder (the third is missing) which alternate with three large round bosses. The original suspension chains are still attached to the handles. The decoration of large repeated floral motifs is underglaze-painted in cobalt and turquoise blue,... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Ewer, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1520-1525

Ewer, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1520-1525. Fritware, underglaze painted in cobalt blue, glazed; later silver mounts. Height: 23.8 cm, Width: 15 cm including spout, Depth: 11 cm. Museum number: 349-1897 © V&A Images. Blue and white rectangular ewer with arabesque designs in a diamond-shaped field, restored in the 19th century with silver mounts including a dragon's-head spout. Bibliographic References: Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby, Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey (London:... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Ewer, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1520

Ewer, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1520. Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed; later silver mounts. Height: 22.3 cm, Width: 15.5 cm including spout, Depth: 11 cm. Salting Bequest. Museum number: C.2008-1910 © V&A Images. Blue and white angular ewer, decorated with arabesques and stylized clouds. Restored in the 19th century with silver mounts. The scrolling arabesques and stylized cloud bands on this little ewer recall earlier Islamic ornament; but the design has become more open... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1550-1555

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1550-1555. Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed. Diameter: 36.8 cm. Salting Bequest. Museum number: C.1982-1910 © V&A Images. White dish with blue tulips and purplish carnations on spiky stems. Rim is slightly foliated.  Bibliographic References: Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby, Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey (London: Alexandria Press, 1989), fig. 369 (color). After 1520, the potters of Iznik gradually expanded their range of... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Bowl. Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1530

Bowl. Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1530. Fritware, underglaze painted in cobalt blue, glazed. Height: 20.5 cm, Diameter: 38.5 cm. Given by C. H. Campbell, Esq. Museum number: C.257-1921 © V&A Images. The interior of the bowl is divided into a new compositional scheme of radiating arcades which have alternating blue and white grounds and which are filled with alternating axial and rotational designs. Palmettes with turquoise centres and diminutive serrated leaves are also painted. The outside of the basin is loosely painted... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Bowl. Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1530-1540

Bowl. Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1530-1540. Fritware, underglaze painted in cobalt blue, glazed. Height: 8.5 cm, Diameter: 18.3 cm. Museum number: 790-1905 © V&A Images. Bowl of grey fritware, painted in blue and covered with a clear glaze. Painted outside with conventional flowers and foliage branching from a continuous wavy stem. Inside on the bottom are flowers and foliage on a spiral stem in a medallion and round the side is a wide band of closely-set leafy stems with flowers. Found in excavating the foundations... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Bowl. Iznik, Turkey, early 16th century

Bowl. Iznik, Turkey, early 16th century. Fritware, underglaze painted in cobalt blue and turquoise, glazed. Diameter: 20.6 cm, Height: 9.9 cm. Museum number: 277-1893 © V&A Images. White bowl, with painted decoration in blue and turquoise. Curved from narrow foot out to wider bowl, and inverted slightly towards rim. Border of leaves and stripes around base exterior.Two blue stripes just under exterior rim and two just under interior rim, and around base interior. Interior and exterior body of bowl decorated... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Jar, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1480

Jar, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1480. Fritware, underglaze painted in blue, glazed. Height: 24.5 cm, Diameter: 23.5 cm. Purchased with the assistance of the Bryan Bequest and The Art Fund. Museum number: C.57-1952 © V&A Images. Globular jar, with short neck curling out at the lip and a near-symmetrical foot. The decoration, painted under the glaze in blue and white, is in the court style developed in the reign of Sultan Mehmed II (ruled 1451-1481); formerly known as the Abraham of Kutahya style... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1555-1560

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1555-1560. Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed. Diameter: 31.7 cm. Salting Bequest. Museum number: C.1994-1910 © V&A Images. Deep white dish with large central floral motif, wreathed with jasmine branches and surrounded in the outer area by tulips and hyacinths. The rim, slightly foliated, is decorated with a Chinese-inspired wave border. Bibliographic References: Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby, Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1540

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1540. Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed. Diameter: 31.7 cm, Height: 5.8 cm. Salting Bequest. Museum number: C.1985-1910 © V&A Images. Shallow dish with bouquet of three hyacinths set in frame of flowering stems, the rim decorated with alternating crudely-drawn white and coloured flowers. This dish has an appealing design of a bouquet of three hyacinths set in a frame of budding stems which suggest a heart-shape. The quality of the execution,... [Lire la suite]
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