Antique Persian Iznik Qajar Ceramic Pottery Tile Pheonix Horse & Rider This large format ceramic pottery tile features a Man on Horse Back with a Phoenix bird. Beautiful jewel tones, were used and original crackle glazed finish, heavy ceramic pottery construction, very impressive detail, wonderful style and form.
Great to mount as wall art, on a stand in a bookshelf or our favorite as a feature tile for a very special project. We can just imagine it in a beautiful kitchen, bath or temperate outdoor space.
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DIMENSIONS: 13.75" H x 9.25" W x .75" D - weighs approximately 5 lbs.
CIRCA: Believed to be Early 1900s
FACTS & HISTORY: Iznik pottery, or Iznik ware, named after the town of İznik in western Anatolia where it was made,Iznik is a decorated ceramic that was produced from the last quarter of the 15th century until the end of the 17th century.
İznik was an established centre for the production of simple earthenware pottery with an underglaze decoration when, in the last quarter of the 15th century, craftsmen in the town began to manufacture high quality pottery with a fritware body painted with cobalt blue under a colorless transparent lead glaze. The designs combined traditional Ottoman arabesque patterns with Chinese elements. The change was almost certainly a result of active intervention and patronage by the recently established Ottoman court in Istanbul who greatly valued Chinese blue-and-white porcelain.
During the 16th century the decoration of the pottery gradually changed in style, becoming looser and more flowing. Additional colors were introduced. Initially turquoise was combined with the dark shade of cobalt blue and then the pastel shades of sage green and pale purple were added. From the middle of the century the potters in Iznik produced large quantities of underglazed tiles to decorate the imperial buildings designed by the architect Mimar Sinan. Associated with the production of tiles was the introduction of a very characteristic bole red to replace the purple and a bright emerald green to replace the sage green.