Jug with sailing ships

Turkish (Iznik)
Ottoman
fourth quarter of the 16th century


Object Place: Iznik, Turkey

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 21.4 cm (8 7/16 in.) x 13.3 d (5 1/4 in)

Accession Number

85.481

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

White body decorated with rows of black boats with large blue-striped sails; red and green scalloped spots on ground; blue spots on handle; greenish color inside. From the latter part of the sixteenth century into the seventeenth, Iznik tankards, bottles, dishes, and jugs were often decorated with fleets of dhow-like, lateen-rigged boats, their triangular sails typically sporting jaunty blue stripes. Irregular red and green motifs between the boats on this jug represent islands.

Provenance

Given to MFA by George W. Wales, Aug 1885. Bought in London.

Credit Line

Gift of George Washington Wales