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Saucer

Turkish (Kutahya)
1725–1775


Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.5 x 11.4 cm (1 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.419

Medium or Technique

Fritware with painted decoration under a transparent glaze.

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Classifications

Ceramics

A Kütahya saucer with turned deep well and footring. This saucer, for a tall coffee cup, has a plain back, while the front has three concentric blue lines delimiting a border and the central well. The design is outlined with a fine black line and colored in yellow, green, blue and red. The vine-like border alternates simple leaf forms in these colors. Within the border are 13 green-bordered, pentagonal medallions forming a circle, with their centers alternating a yellow field with a blue inclusion and a field crosshatched in red with blue dots. Filling up space, there is a circle of nondescript polychrome figures inside the ring of pentagons, and a series of cintamani-type triads of three red dots outside it.

Provenance

Before 1895, bought in Paris by Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales, Boston; 1895, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wales to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 28, 1895)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales