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Cup

Turkish (Kutahya)
1725–1775


Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.6 x 6.7 cm (1 13/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.423

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

A Kütahya cup, thrown and turned, with footring. Inside, blue lines delimit a border and central area. Outside, a black painted line delimits eight areas of decoration, in green, yellow, and blue, with red and black dots. Four green vase shapes lined with red dots each enclose a cone-shaped medallion in green and yellow. Between these fields is an area with a vertical yellow strip and a field of black and blue dots. Inside, the border is a meander of blue and yellow leaf forms with red dots between, while in the center circle is a floral sprig in green and yellow with red dots.

Provenance

1895, gift Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 28, 1895)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales