During the age of the great Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (1494–1566), Iznik, a small town in northwestern Turkey, emerged as one of the most important centers for ceramic production in the Middle East.
A colorful ceramic tile from Iznik shows the rich decorative patterns of the period. The vibrant motif on the original Iznik tile has been adapted for the Metropolitan Museum Of Art Iznik Tile Ballpoint Pen.
- The vibrant motif featured on this pen is based on a splendid tile in the Metropolitan collection
- Decorated with blue, green, and thickly applied red underglaze on a bright white ground, the pen design features Chinese-style cloud bands intertwined with saz leaves and abstract floral elements
- Silver overlay
- Beautiful sterling clip and M emblem on top
- Twist-action mechanism