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Handled bottle

Turkish (Iznik)
About 1590

Object Place: Islamic World


Height x width: 23 x 13 cm (9 1/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted in polychrome over white slip and covered with a transparent glaze.

Not On View



A handled water-bottle (ewer, güze) The decoration, on a white slip ground is outlined in black and painted underglaze in turquoise, blue and raised red. The jug is painted in five registers. The narrow upper and lower border are simply painted with geometric repeats in black. The body of the jug shows rumi elements in reserve against a turquoise ground and joined by curving lines. These leaf-like forms are accented with complementary blue shapes, while small circular white areas are picked out with red dots. The lower part of the neck shows vertical red and blue curves on a white ground (and suggesting gadrooning) while the upper part shows rumis in smaller scale, again against a turquoise ground. The handle is simply decorated, with blue painted lines.


Painted: M.P. 93.

Credit Line

Bequest of George Washington Wales