The Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, is one of the historical mosques of Istanbul.
Its construction was completed in 1616, during the reign of Sultan Ahmet I.
It is regarded as the last example of classical Ottoman architecture and owes its name to the 20,000 predominantly blue ceramic tiles adorning its inner walls. It is privileged to have six minarets and was an important starting point for the pilgrimage to Mecca.
The dial base is composed of a mother-of-pearl inlay consisting of 13 elements in different shades of blue. The background represents the motifs of the vaulted ceiling that decorate the interior of the Mosque.
The Blue Mosque
A hand engraving of the Blue Mosque, whose details are enhanced by miniature painting.
47mm 18K Rose Gold hand-chased.
Unique Piece, Number 01/01
The six minarets are finely chased to accentuate their grooves.
The case is entirely hand-chased. It represents an arabesque, a magnificent ornamental motif with complex interlacing patterns.