Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey
Height x diameter: 4.8 x 7.8 cm (1 7/8 x 3 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.
Not On View
A bowl-shaped cup with footring. Blue painted lines, sometimes double, delimit areas of decoration. There are two decorative registers both inside and out. In both places, below the rim is a border design of fine black diagonal lines, and the same black is used to outline the figures of the main fields, which are painted in blue and turquoise, with red accents in the outer designs. Outside, the bowl is deeply carved with eight paired, diagonal, mirror-image, feathery elements, creating triangular panels. In each of these is a delicate floral spray, painted in alternating, mirror-image versions. Inside, within a double blue ring, is a large flower, with paired foliage branches surrounding it.
The base, also with double blue ring, shows a black pseudo-Chinese character - or a decorator’s personal mark.
1900, gift to the MFA from Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection