Probably Turkish (Kutahya)
Object Place: Islamic World
Height x diameter: 3.9 x 5.8 cm (1 9/16 x 2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.
Not On View
The cup’s exterior decoration includes a black or manganese painted double line dividing the upper and lower registers, and this line also decorates the upper white panels with a simple palmate figure. The four upper, semicircular panels also contain blue dots, while the lower part of the bowl is solid yellow.
There is a mark (like the # symbol) underneath that may be an imitation of Meissen crossed-swords. There is a small interior design at the base of the cup.
1904, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 – d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 24, 1904)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection