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Small plate or tabak

Turkish (Kutahya)
1740–1780


Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 15 x 3.5 cm (5 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.421

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

A Kütahya plate with footring (and drilled hole for hanging). The outside contour is angled to form a vertical rim. Inside a single painted line is a compartmentalized border exhibiting idealized vestigial plant forms in green and yellow. The central area is surrounded by a double painted line. It contains a design of a giant flower, outlined in black and painted in tomato red, blue and yellow, flanked by two serrated green leaves, with some sprigs of foliage above, and supported by a V-shaped stem.

Provenance

Before 1895, bought in Constantinople 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