Denoting colourful pottery and ceramic tiles produced during the 16th and 17th centuries in Iznik (ancient Nicaea), a town in NW Turkey.
- Christie's, meanwhile, offer the Vincent Bulent Collection of Iznik pottery, at eighty pieces the most extensive to be offered at auction since the Fernand Adda sale of 1965.
- Just a short walk across the bosky gardens of Sultan Ahmet Square is the renowned Blue Mosque, enchanting in its elegant symmetry and exquisite colour - inside there are 21,043 blue Iznik tiles - hence the beloved Mosque's colloquial name.
- By 1862 he had several examples of Iznik and Persian luster ceramics, and his collection of Spanish lusterware included dishes and plates with European coats of arms as well as Islamic motifs.
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