Cup and saucer
Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey
Height x width: 6.4 x 8 cm (2 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.) Height x diameter: 2 x 13 cm (13/16 x 5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware with painted decoration on white slip under clear glaze.
Not On View
The cup with a design outlined in black, with blue lines delimiting areas, is rather clumsily painted in three registers, using yellow, red, green and touches of purple. The geometric polychrome border is segmented to match a row of pentagonal medallions in the second register, each containing a cone, and linked by green arches. On the outward-bulging, lower part of the cup is a succession of a large blossom in two stages of maturity and a serrated leaf. The saucer has double blue circular lines at the outer border and a single one where the cup sits. It is painted in two registers, in blue, yellow and red.
Signed underneath in Arabic lettering “Sivas” or “Ayvaz.”
1895, gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 28, 1895)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales