Small plate

Turkish (Kutahya)
1750–1800


Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3 x 13.9 cm (1 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.420

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

A Kütahya plate with turned deep well and footring. Inside a painted double line, the design is outlined with manganese lines, and filled with areas of manganese, yellow, green, red and blue. The dish is clear-glazed, and depicts a long-haired woman with cepken jacket, belt with clasp, diagonally striped shalwar, and unusual hat, flanked by two motifs - the left-hand based on a leaf, the right depicting a flowering stem with a large blossom.

Provenance

Before 1895, bought in Constantinople 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