Ewer

Turkish (Iznik)
About 1580


Object Place: Islamic World

Dimensions

Height x width: 18 x 12 cm (7 1/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

95.446

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

A globular-bodied handled jug (or güze) decorated in the “Rhodian” palette. The design is organized into five circumferential registers, with sparse decoration emphasizing the form of the vessel. The upper and lower borders are simply decorated in black. Three of the four polychrome bands of decoration alternate leaf-derived forms in green and raised red. Related simple leaf forms are used in the other area of decoration at the base of the neck, in green, red and blue.

Inscription

Wales label: illegible; MFA label: Wales 613; painted: P 6823?

Wales label: illegible; MFA label: Wales 613; painted: P 6823?
Wales label: illegible; MFA label: Wales 613; painted: P 6823?

Provenance

Bought of F. Rathbone, 1889 for $12.00.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales