Pitcher

Turkish (Iznik)
About 1640


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 x 15 cm (10 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

85.261

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

A pitcher, or handled bottle with flaring neck. The outside of the jug is divided into three decorative registers by thick black lines. The neck shows half-flower forms with raised red centers depending from an upper border. Between and below these are small, trilobed, blue leaf figures. Below the double black lines, at a discontinuity in the neck, the body of the jug shows a rather crude assymmetrical bouquet and leafy tuft, flanked by a pair of incurving carnation stems with a curling broken rose stem behind each. Below two separated black concentric lines, the foot of the jug bears a sequence of simple geometric forms in turquoise and blue. The rolled handle is decorated with strokes of black.

Inscription

Painted: P4493

Provenance

Bought for 35 lire.

Credit Line

Gift of George Washington Wales