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Bowl

Turkish (Kutahya)
1725–1750


Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.5 x 9.6 cm (2 3/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.185

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

Blue painted lines delimit the exterior and interior boundaries of the top border, containing undulating vine and leaf forms in blue, green, yellow and red. Below this, the bowl is incised with four large circles, each crossed diagonally by parallel incised lines, and leaving central, lenticular areas. These areas, and those between the incised circles, are outlined in yellow and painted similarly to the border, and in the same colors (one has been left unpainted.) Inside the bowl, within double blue lines, is a small floral bouquet, in the same colors as the exterior, with a small blue ellipse in its center.

Markings

An asterisk-like black mark on the base probably identifies the painter. An asterisk-like black mark on the base probably identifies the painter. An asterisk-like black mark on the base probably identifies the painter. An asterisk-like black mark on the base probably identifies the painter. An asterisk-like black mark on the base probably identifies the painter. An asterisk-like black mark on the base probably identifies the painter. A black, asterisk-like mark on the base probably identified the painter.

Provenance

1903, bequest of George Washington Wales (b. 1815 – d. 1896), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 15, 1903)

Credit Line

Bequest of George Washington Wales