Armenian Pottery In Jerusalem, A Rare Group Of Twelve Dome Of The Rock & Iznik Tiles Style Underglaze Polychrome Decorated With Ornamental Ottoman Designs, Attributed To David Ohannessian, Jerusalem, Palestine, C.1920s.

Identification Number: 478


Of A typical shape and design to the most common and original type of the 16th century blue & white tiles which were probably made, decorated and fired at the ceramic kilns of Damascus or Aleppo in Syria, whereas in our current example the artist had cleverly decided to use the same design but with different and more vibrant colours.




The Following are Similar Style Tiles At The Walls Of Jerusalem YMCA.


The Dimensions of each tile is 15 * 15 cm.


Excellent, The Base Is Unmarked but the reddish Jerusalem earthenware is quite visible.


The UK art Market.


-Feast of Ashes, the life of David Ohannessian, by Sato Moughalian.

-A Glimpse Of Paradise, 100 Years Of Jerusalem Armenian Ceramics, 1919-1929.

The Armenian Ceramics Of Jerusalem: Three Generations, 1919-2003, By Nurith Kenaan-Kedar, Published By Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi / Eretz Isra, 2003, ISBN 10:9652172170 / 9789652172174.

-For other Armenian Ceramics made in Jerusalem Please See:-
From Jerusalem with love, Art, Photos and Souvenirs, 1799-1948, Highlights from the Willy Lindwer Collection, Bijbels Museum, Amsterdam, 2010, Editors / Samenstelling en Redactie, Willy Lindwer Hermine Pool, ISBN: 978-90-400-8638-0.
Please see lot Nos., 45 -46 illustrated on pages 46 & 47.