Small plate or tabak
Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey
Height x diameter: 15 x 3.5 cm (5 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.
Not On View
A Kütahya plate with footring (and drilled hole for hanging). The outside contour is angled to form a vertical rim. Inside a single painted line is a compartmentalized border exhibiting idealized vestigial plant forms in green and yellow. The central area is surrounded by a double painted line. It contains a design of a giant flower, outlined in black and painted in tomato red, blue and yellow, flanked by two serrated green leaves, with some sprigs of foliage above, and supported by a V-shaped stem.
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)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales