Object Place: Iznik, Turkey
Height x diameter: 20 x 15 cm (7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.
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A mug in light buff fritware, thrown and turned to create a footring, and with a cut and applied handle. The decoration, over white slip and under a transparent glaze, is delineated and outlined in black, which completes the narrow upper and lower borders, using something of a “Greek key” design. The wall of the mug shows three large saz leaves in reserve, each paired with a six-petaled flower and decorated with large dots of raised red, against a scale background divided by the leaves into four panels painted alternately blue and green. The handle is rather hastily decorated with strokes of blue.
Painted P4519 and 85.4--.
Bought in London; Gift of George W. Wales Aug. 1885.
Gift of George Washington Wales