Pilgrim Bottle

Turkish (Kutahya)
1750–1775


Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey

Dimensions

Height x width: 16.5 x 13.8 x 7.5 cm (6 1/2 x 5 7/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.262

Medium or Technique

Fritware, with underglaze polychrome decoration on white slip and a transparent glaze.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

A molded flat bottle or matara with designs outlined in black and filled in with turquoise, blue, dull red and manganese purple. On both faces is a design of a large central flower, with paired leaves on either side of it and floral sprigs above - and four similar sprigs run around the sides.

Provenance

Before 1885, bought for 15 lire in Italy by Mr. George Washington Wales (b. 1815 – d. 1896), Boston; 1885, gift to the MFA of George Washington Wales. (Accession Date: June 16, 1885)

Credit Line

Gift of George Washington Wales