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Canakkale 2006 2439.jpg
13-DEC-2006

Canakkale 2006 2439.jpg

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Monument commemorating (and promoting) the Çanakkale ceramics.

Regarding ceramics from Çanakkale:
Çanakkale was an Ottoman fortress called Sultaniye kalesi (Fortress of the Sultan). It later became known for its pottery, hence the later name Çanak kalesi = ‘Pot fortress’ (from the words çanak = ceramic bowl and kale = fortress) or ‘Çanakkale’. Its ceramics were very popular both in Istanbul and in the Greek islands of the Egean, and were even exported in great numbers to Greece, Cyprus and Egypt.
Çanakkale ceramics from late 17th to 20th century attest that the city was one of the most important centres of ceramic production during Ottoman Empire, running in parallel to the Kütahya pottery industry. Çanakkale ceramics gained popularity in 18th and 19th centuries, and benefiting from the city’s geographical location on the water passage of all commercial and naval ships, became widely known as souvenirs and gift articles, often with a curious design. Another particularity, common practise in Çanakkale potteries, is the painting over the glaze (instead of underglaze, as was done in Kütahya).

In Çanakkale the production was mainly plates, bowls, jugs, pitchers and vases (up to now, no wall tiles have been found). Broad 18th century plates with skilful and varied designs, including ships, buildings, ibrik, and simple geometric and plant motives, belong to the finest ceramics ever made in Çanakkale.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: Website of ‘ceramopolis.com’.

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