8''/20 cm Hand Painted Turkish Iznik Ceramic Tile with Galleon and Fishes Design.
This tile, which is an example of Turkish ceramic tile art, is painted with bright and vibrant tile paints. The Ottoman Galleon, which is the main theme of the tile, has a red hull and blue sails. There are orange and blue fish in the turquoise sea. A ceramic tile gift will make your friends and loved ones happy. You can also use it as an awesome decorative artifact for your office or home.
An important cultural center during the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent, the rural town of Iznik (ancient Nicea) nestles on a lakeside in Northwest Turkey. Here in the early 16th century an "Imperial ware," now called Iznik, was made for the Istanbul court of the Ottoman Sultan--the richest, most powerful monarch in Europe. Originally inspired by Chinese pottery, Imperial ware was so exquisite that European collectors in the mid 19th century thought it came from Persia. Only in the 1920s did scholars accept that Iznik ceramics were Ottoman, giving due recognition at last to Turkish potters for some of the world´s most beautiful and striking designs. Iznik ware has survived to the present day in all its splendor. Iznik tiles adorn palaces and mosques; the largest collection of ceramic vessels is in the British Museum. Handpainted. Ottoman Classical Period (16TH Second Half). The Galleon of the Ottoman Navy Stylized
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