Some of the greatest glories of Ottoman art are the luxurious ceramic vessels and splendid tiles made to decorate newly founded mosques and palaces by the Turkish pottery at Iznik (ancient Nicaea). Their designs combine purely Turkish motifs with elements ingeniously transposed from imported Chinese blue-and-white porcelain. This book tells the story of Iznik ceramics through a wealth of illustrations, including 83 colour and 25 black-and-white and line illustrations. Most of the pieces are drawn from the world-famous collection of the British Museum. With index.