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Coffee pot

Turkish (Kutahya)

Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey


Height x width: 12.5 x 10.5 cm (4 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

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The pot has a footring and a ridge below the long neck. A (possibly molded) spout of rectangular section was joined to the cut neck, and a rolled handle applied. The designs are outlined with fine black lines, and colored in red, green, yellow and a sometimes pale blue. On the body of the pot are cone-shaped, serrated medallions, the two on the neck in green and yellow, with two on the swelling lower body in green and red. Between these medallions are small floral sprigs and stylized birds, in yellow and blue with small red dots. The front-facing face of the spout is also decorated in polychrome, and there is a delicate border design in blue and black around the pot’s rim.


Before 1895, bought in Florence for $5.00 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