(Perhaps not precisely a journey query, however I hope it’s on-topic right here.)
A number of years in the past, whereas travelling throughout Montenegro, in a single memento store in Kotor and in a single store in Ulcinj I discovered very beatiful ceramic plates, tableware and different objects:
I appreciated them very a lot, however they had been considerably costly (~€20-30 for an enormous plate), so I purchased a number of of them, not as a lot as I wished. They bear no maker’s mark of any sort (apart from “Handcrafted 65” on considered one of them, proven on the picture above).
Later I noticed them in a single memento store in my house metropolis of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (the store specializes on `souvenirs from throughout world’), however there have been only some of them and in addition costly (roughly the identical value).
Now I’m on Cyprus, and right here comparable objects are in every memento store. Barely cheaper, however not less expensive.
After some googling, I discover that this can be known as Turkey Iznik ceramics (e.g., 1, 2), though Wikipedia web page in Iznik pottery haven’t any pictures of particularly this fashion, all pictures there are of an identical, however totally different fashion. I additionally keep in mind discovering some article on the Web saying that Istanbul markets have a whole lot of such objects for a very low costs, however I can’t discover that article now.
I’ll most likely be in Istanbul subsequent 12 months, and hoped that on some market I’ll discover the identical objects, however a lot chaper than in memento outlets, because the latter are all the time overpriced.
So, my questions are:
- Is that title Iznik ceramics/pottery appropriate? If not, what’s the correct title for the objects of this fashion? If sure, is there any extra particular title?
- The place are they made?
- Can I purchase them someplace cheaper than within the outlets the place I’ve seen them? What typical costs ought to I anticipate?
Word that I’m not talking about authenticity, originality or no matter, all I need is to purchase high quality objects of such fashion; that’s if the objects of this fashion are produced in a number of locations these days, I don’t thoughts which ones is `unique’. Additionally I’m not inquisitive about comparable, however totally different types corresponding to proven in Wikipedia article on Iznik pottery, or Uzbek pottery and many others.