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Design, decorative arts, material culture, objects and curiosities. A blog inspired by my interest in art history and museums.

Tile, 1550-1600, Iznik, Turkey, fritware, polychrome underglaze, glazed, V&A

I’ve got such a soft spot for the vibrant colours and beautiful patterns of Iznik fritware. This tile is exemplary of the motifs and hues used at one of the most prolific pottery centres of the Ottoman Empire. The V&A has an amazing collection of Iznik wares, both in the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, and in the extensive Ceramics Galleries. 

8:03 PM on Saturday 14th September 2013 with 3 notes

tagged: ceramics ceramic tile Iznik Iznik ceramics pottery clay fritware glazed colour pattern art art history history design design history decorative art applied art

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