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Saucer

Turkish (Kutahya)
1750–1790


Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3 x 10 cm (1 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.665

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

A saucer of unusual form, in its raised central area. Fine black lines are used for the looping border and to outline the designs, and thicker blue lines to delimit the narrow border and the center. Floral sprigs in the main register are painted with blue flowers, opposed turquoise leaves, and yellow and red accents. They alternate with tiny bouquets of three red dots. The lower surface is painted with vertical blue stripes, bordered in black and with single red dots between.

Markings

Black artist's mark underneath, like asterisk.

Provenance

1900, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 – d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection