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Saucer with deep well

Turkish (Kutahya)

Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey


Height x diameter: 10.7 x 3 cm (4 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

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A Kütahya saucer, with footring, and a deep well for a coffee cup. The painter used blue lines to delimit areas and fine black lines to outline the designs. The saucer is rather crudely painted, under a bluish clear glaze and in a single register, with small, serrated, pointed medallions in yellow and green, filled with a black and red scale and dot pattern, surrounded by a row of red dots and surmounted with a pair of simple blue leaves. The medallions alternate with “hour-glass” forms.


Before 1895, purchased in Paris by Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales, Boston; 1895, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wales to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 28, 1895)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales