Requires Photography

Tall cup

Turkish (Kutahya)
1720–1750


Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.8 x 6.8 cm (3 1/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.224

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

A tall cup with decoration in two registers, delimited by single and double painted blue lines: a vine-like border design in yellow, green and red, and a main field of four cone-shaped medallions. These are outlined with a fine black (?chromite) line. Two are colored red and green, the other two yellow, green and blue. Between the medallions are simple sprays of green leaves, each with a single blue flower. There is no decoration inside the cup, but the base has a double blue circle.

Provenance

1904, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 – d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 23, 1904)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection