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Istanbul in Fatih district, Istanbul Province, Turkey
 

The Fountain of Ahmed III

III. Ahmed Çeşmesi

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2015
1. The Fountain of Ahmed III Marker
Inscription. English:
The Fountain was constructed by Mimar Ahmed Aga on the order of Ahmed III following the recommendation of Nevsehirii Damat Ibrahim Pasha, replacing a Byzantine fountain named Perayton. The fountain which is one of the most beautiful samples of Turkish rococo style was constructed in 1729.

The fountain had a square plan with rounded edges.The fountain with its taps at the edges was covered by a timber canopied roof. The domes that were seen from the outside on the upper cover were only made for the view. The encomium of fourteen quatrains by the poet Seyyid Huseyin Vehbi bin Ahmed who was also the Qadi of Kayseri and Halep, was written on the fountains and taps on each sides by ta’lik script. There was a course with muqarnas on the upperside with another tile course held onto it. These tiles included both classical patterns and European patterns such as the tulip and acanthus leaves.

Turkish:
lll. Ahmet Çeşmesi, Nevşehirli Damat İbrahim Paşa'nın önerisiyle III. Ahmet tarafından Perayton isimli bir Bizans çeşmesinin yerine Mimar Ahmet Ağa'ya yaptırılmıştır. Türk rokoko tarzının en güzel örneklerinden olan çeşmenin yapım tarihi 1729'dur.

Çeşme köşeleri yumuşatılmış
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kare bir plandadır. Köşelerde sebiller bulunan çeşme, üzeri ahşap saçaklı bir çatı ile kapatılmıştır. Üst örtüde dıştan görülebilen kubbeler sadece görünüm amacı ile yapılmıştır. On dört kıtalık Kayseri ve Halep kadısı şair Seyyit Hüseyin Vehbi bin Ahmet'e ait kaside, sebillerin ve her kenarda bulunan çeşmelerin üzerine ta'lik hatla yazılmıştır. Üstte mukarnaslı bir kuşak, onun üzerinde de çini bir kuşak yer almaktadır. Bu çiniler hem klasik motifleri hem de lale ve akantüs yaprakları gibi Avrupai motifleri ihtiva etmektedir.

Arabic: To read the Arabic text, click on the Arabic image to enlarge it.
 
Erected by Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality).
 
Location. 41° 0.487′ N, 28° 58.878′ E. Marker is in Istanbul, Istanbul Province, in Fatih district. Marker is at the intersection of İshak Paşa Cadde and Kabasakal Cadde, on the left when traveling west on İshak Paşa Cadde. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Istanbul, Istanbul Province 34122, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Topkapi Palace (within shouting
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3. The Fountain of Ahmed III Marker (Arabic)
distance of this marker); The Türbe (Tomb) of Sultan Mehmed III (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Türbe (Tomb) of Sultan Selim II (about 150 meters away); Hagia Sophia (about 180 meters away); The Remnants of the Theodosian Hagia Sophia (5th Century) (about 180 meters away); Haseki Hurrem Bathhouse (about 180 meters away); Million (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Milion Stone (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Istanbul.
 
More about this marker. The fountain is located in front of the Topkapi Palace entrance.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
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<i>Fontaine Mehmed - Stamboul</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Max Fruchterman, circa 1910
6. Fontaine Mehmed - Stamboul
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   6. submitted on July 14, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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