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Danielle Adjoubel lustreware revival




Danielle Adjoubel



six-tulips hand painted plate by Danielle Adjoubel

‘Six Tulips’ – Danielle Adjoubel




persian-paradise-garden-danielle-adjoubel ceramic tile wall art

‘Persian Paradise Garden’ – Danielle Adjoubel


Danielle Adjoubel has mastered the intricate skills required for the decoration of stoneware, earthenware and lava in figurative, modern and traditional styles (such as Delft, Moustiers and Vieux Rouen) and more particularly in the oriental style (Ottoman, Iznik and Persian) From her French workshop, full of ceramic samples, Danielle designs and creates a wide range of pieces, including mural tile panels for houses and swimming pools, custom ceramic tiles, large plates, bowls, vases and original tableware. She decorates each ceramic base personally using porcelain painting, under-glazed earthenware, cloisonné, glazing and majolica work.
She integrates contemporary design into the traditional decorations that demands both exquisite skills and dexterity, together with artistic flair, to produce new interpretations of the exotic orientalist arts. She also likes to produce accurate reproductions of famous Iznik pieces. The Iznik ceramic techniques and style evolved over several centuries where the glazing, colours, choice of clays and intricate firing processes underwent refinement and re-creating these achievements can be a challenge.


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Doves and Peacocks’ ceramic tile – Danielle Adjoubel



Danielle produces most of her colours individually in her workshop using specific combinations of pigments, which have to be tested to the correct temperature before final application. Pieces are typically fired at 980° and at least three to four times, depending on the final finish required (gold or lustre). Each piece of clay reacts in its own way so the results are unpredictable.
Danielle Adjoubel studied at the acclaimed Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres workshop and The Greta School of Art in Paris, where she mastered the skills required to create stylish ceramic and porcelain pieces. Serves has a deep tradition in Middle Eastern lusters dating back to the research Theodore Deck undertook in the mid 1800‘s when he was a director there. Deck discovered that the brilliant color in Islamic ceramics was due to a base coating of white alkaline slip containing tin oxide. The decoration, done in enamel colors, is covered with a transparent glaze, and produces glowing, translucent effects. Other French ceramicist’s like Eugène-Victor Collinot and his collaborator Adalbert de Beaumont were also fascinated and inspired at this time by the depth, brilliance and luminosity of the Iznik glazes and colors. The arabesque patterns mixed with flattened leaves and floral motifs, combined with romantic gardens and lustrous surfaces were deeply admired.
Danielle’s mixed French and Turkish cultural heritage has stimulated her empathy and interest for the orientalist pottery arts and her ceramic outcomes in this genre are impressive. She believes ceramics is all about humility and patience; humility in the face of the great masters that have preceded you and the patience involved in mastering their techniques.


Danielle Adjoubel Website


porcelain-plaque-with-birds in blue and gold - Danielle Adjoubel

Porcelain plaque with birds – Danielle Adjoubel





‘Fantasy Of Flowers’ – Danielle Adjoubel, traditional iznik floral design with contemporary rim pattern.




‘The Bohemian’ – Danielle Adjoubel





Ceramic ashtray, floral motifs – Danielle Adjoubel




flowers-bottle-danielle-adjoubel - long neck globular bottle

‘Flowers Bottle’ – Danielle Adjoubel





Bathroom traditional Iznik floral wall tile mural   – Danielle Adjoubel




limoges-porcelain-20x25cm-an-indian-view-decorated-with-gold-and-lustres - Ceramic tile by Danielle Adjoubel

‘Indian Ladies’ – limoges porcelain tile, decorated with gold and lustres,  hand painted by Danielle Adjoubel





‘Tulipmania’ Art Deco style bowl by Danielle Adjoubel





‘Heron in Branches’ – Danielle Adjoubel





Rubis Collection Pomegranates – Danielle Adjoubel





‘Hunting In The Fields’ – Danielle Adjoubel





persian-minuture-danielle-adjoubel ceramic tile panel

Persian Miniature tile panel – Danielle Adjoubel





little-imari-danielle-adjoubel ceramic square plate

‘Little Amari’ – Danielle Adjoubel




couple-damoureux_lovers by Danielle Adjoubel - ceramic tile wall panel

‘Couple damoureux’ (lovers) by Danielle Adjoubel



peacock-in-duo-danielle-adjoubel ceramic art

Ceramic lustre glaze tile ‘Peacock in Duo’ – Danielle Adjoubel





‘Peacock in Feathers’ – Danielle Adjoubel




peacock-in-foilage-danielle-adjoubel ceramic tile panel

‘Peacock in Foilage’ by Danielle Adjoubel




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 Danielle Adjoubel painting a tile





 Iznik Plate reproduction covered with rosettes;, saz leaves and a peacock – Danielle Adjoubel




ceramic plate with don-quichotte-chagall-interpretation by Danielle Adjoubel

Ceramic plate with Don Quichotte Chagall interpretation by Danielle Adjoubel



faenza-plate-danielle-adjoubel with byzantine arabesque geometric design

‘Faenza’ plate –  Danielle Adjoubel

Diameter 32 cm





Iznik style tile with naturalistic patterns ‘2 Doves’ – Danielle Adjoubel



aquarium-danielle-adjoubel ceramic plate with red and pink fishes

‘Aquarium’ – Danielle Adjoubel



arabesques-danielle-adjoubel ceramic plate

‘Arabesque’ – Danielle Adjoubel




blue-horseman-danielle-adjoubel - iznik style ceramic tile with man riding a white horse and a phoenix

‘Blue Horseman’ – Danielle Adjoubel




Pair of iznik lamp bases in blue cobalt pattern – Underglazed earthenware biscuit by Danielle Adjoubel



bowl-with-solomon-seal motif by Danielle Adjoubel

‘Bowl with Solomon Seal’ geometric motif – Danielle Adjoubel



Antique majolica and lustreware



Iznik mosque lamp signed by Musli




Persian Qajar ceramic peacock vessel

19th Century




Italian Majolica Plate depicting a woman in profile identified by the inscribed scroll simply as Giustina

Workshop of Giorgio Andreoli, 1529

Photo by Graham S. Haber, The Morgan





Tin enameled earthenware 16th century plate

Aragon, Spain




turquoise Alhambra vase barakat-gallery-store

Turquoise Alhambra vase

Barakat gallery store




‘Vasilisa the Beautiful’ – Boris Zworykin




ceramic-tiles-persian-azulejos horseman on white horse

Persian tile – horseman riding white horse




Dish with gryphon Coat of Arms of Bishop Baglioni, Deruta, Italy, ca. 1500




Double shelled ewer, Persian ceramics of the Saljuq period




Fatimid bowl with female scarf dancer —  earthenware painted over glaze with luster

Egypt, 12th century


italian-urbino-style-tin-glazed-majolica-plate rubylane

Italian majolica plate

Ruby Lane



giorgio-andreoli-tondino-plate-met central female profile motif

Giorgio Andreoli tondino (plate)





Moorish ceramic dish of lady shooting an arrow into the neck of a young man. Provenance-Dominican convent of Villareal (near Valencia).





‘Maiolica Istoriato Dish’ by Urbino

After building the Minotaur’s labyrinth for King Minos of Crete, Daedalus and Icarus were locked in a tower so as to ensure its secret was kept. Daedalus joined feathers together with wax for him and his son to escape. On their escape Icarus is famously warned not to fly too close to the sun, but of course the father’s warning was ignored. This dish shows Icarus falling into the sea.

1stDibs Errol & Henriette Manners





Hispano-Moresque lustre pottery dish featuring a spread eagle, Valencia, probably Manises, circa 1435-60






Plato de Talavera de la Reina,siglo XVIII,España





Mettlach Villeroy & Boch German porcelain Russian fairy tales plate.





Qajar polychrome tile with figures, Persia,

19th century, Sotheby’s




Tin-glazed earthenware charger, 18″ dia.

late 15th–early 16th century, Manises, Valencia, Spain




piatto-da-pompa Italy with gold lustre

Italian majolica plate





Persian Qajar pottery vase, probably 19th Century, the high shouldered blue ground body moulded in low relief and decorated with five figures





Majolica Plate with Putto, Mask, and Trophies, c. 1440-1460 Italy, Castel-Durante





‘Venus and Cupid on dolphins’ – Urbino , Italy



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Vintage Romeo-Juliet Portrait Plates Hand painted Italian Majolica






Musical instrument plate by Giorgio Andreoli







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