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Stunning hand-painted, artist-signed traditional Turkish Iznik pottery plate by internationally-recognized, award-winning master ceramics artist Sitki Olcar.
Signed on the back "Sitki".
Size: 9 inches
Condition: excellent (minor crazing due to age, no chips or cracks - see photos)
Design: shows a traditional Turkish Folk design of an ottoman ship with fish around the edge. Vibrant, brilliant colors based on those traditionally used in Iznik pottery of the 1600's.
Sitki Olcar mastered the art of traditional Iznik ceramics from the 17th century, with his designs based on similar 17th-century pottery shown in museums and art collections around the world. He founded his own studio "Ottoman Tile" which he ran until his death in 2010. His work has been shown in museums, art shows and art auctions both nationally and internationally. UNESCO awarded him one of the Seven Turkish Living Treasures prize in 2010.