Gien La Favorite is a design by Yaz Bukey, a Parisian fashion designer born in Turkey, that is inspired by an Ottoman tale of a turtle that fell in love with a tulip in the Sultan’s palace gardens! The Sultan was so passionate about tulips that he had turtles fitted with candles on their shells and trained to serve as lights in the gardens during evening festivities, illuminating the flower, symbol of his empire. The story, illustrated on plates, serveware and mugs, invites the imagination on a journey. Together, the combination of red, blues and greens is inspired by Iznik ceramics in Turkey which take us back to Ottoman tradition and fantasy.
8 5/8 oz - 3 3/4" h