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Cup

Probably Turkish (Kutahya)
1790–1810


Object Place: Islamic World

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.9 x 5.8 cm (1 9/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.226

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

Not On View

Classifications

Ceramics

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.

Markings

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.

Provenance

1904, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 – d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 24, 1904)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection