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Saucer or plate

Turkish (Kutahya)
About 1780

Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey


Diameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

Not On View





A saucer without well or central circle. The painting began with single and double rings painted in blue, with the designs outlined in black and loosely filled-in with purple, turquoise, blue and yellow. The sketchy border design exhibits “paired leaves” in purple, serrated turquoise leaves, and yellow figures with a bird-like appearance. In the middle of the central area is a floral sprig with an eclectic selection of elements. - leaves and flowers of several types and colors.


1900, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 – d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection