Partial rosewater sprinkler

Turkish (Kutahya)
1725–1775


Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.5 x 7 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

85.259

Medium or Technique

Fritware with painted decoration on white slip under clear glaze

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

The bottom half of a long-necked rosewater flask (gülabdan or aspersoir) with the typical bulge where body meets neck. The decoration divides the body with vertical manganese lines into twelve panels. These are painted, alternately: 1) into 6-7 yellow rectangles, each containing a white flower with a red central dot; and 2) the other six panels have three vertically arranged floral sprays in blue and red on a white ground.

Provenance

Before 1885, bought in Italy for 25 lire by Mr. George Washington Wales (b. 1815 – d. 1896), Boston; 1895, gift of Mr. Wales to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 16, 1885)

Credit Line

Gift of George Washington Wales