Tuesday, November 18, 2008

16th Century Iznik Plate

sixteenth century iznik nicea ceramic plate

China has always attracted people. Maybe it's because they are part of our everyday lives such that it is hard to finish a day without touching or using one. What makes antique china and ceramics in general so valuable is not only their craftsmanship, but they also have two unique qualities:

1- They are not so durable; as time goes by, fewer of them remain.
2- The natural dyes used on them. Most of the time, the technique in achieving that color, and the plants that were used are not available any more.

Iznik (Nicea) is an area famous for its china and ceramic tiles and this 16th century plate survived countless careless owners.

Diameter: 31.5 cm.
Estimated value: $ 25,000


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