Object Place: Turkey
Height x diameter: 5.5 x 26 cm (2 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware covered with a white slip .
Not On View
A deep plate or shallow bowl. The underside of the bowl displays three spiral motifs, derived from the “closed crescent,” accented with a dot and painted turquoise, and three, blue, trilobed “plant” figures, similarly accented and in blue.
On the face of the plate, the rim shows a familiar, late, alternation, of turquoise peonies with red centers and two-leafed plant forms in blue. The cavetto and well, separated from the border by double black lines, display a symmetrical polychrome bouquet of varied flowers and leaves growing from a tuft.
Superimposed upon the bouquet is a lovingly drawn vase in all the “Rhodian” colors used and with areas of white reserve.
Painted: M.P. 71
Bequest of George Washington Wales