Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey
Height x diameter: 3 x 10 cm (1 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.
Not On View
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.
Black artist's mark underneath, like asterisk.
1900, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 – d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection