The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London is a favourite of mine. I love their collections, but more than that I love the fact that they allow visitors to photograph their treasures. One of my favourite exhibits from there is a ceramic fireplace from Turkey.
This gorgeous piece in blue, white and turquoise coloured tiles is from the Iznik area in Turkey which is known for creating such masterpieces. The design is quite a complex one with some of the tiles moulded to be able to fit the curve of the fireplace. Located in the Islāmic Middle East section of the V&A, the fireplace manges to stand out among other equally stunning exhibits. You can read more about the fireplace here.
I rarely covet stuff, but this is one thing I would love to have at my place, even though a fireplace is impractical, not to mention foolish, in coastal and tropical Mumbai. 🙂
The Museum Treasure Series is all about artifacts found in museums with an interesting history and story attached to them. You can read more from this series here.