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Cup holder

Cup holder

  • Place of origin:

    Kütahya (City) (made)
    Turkey

  • Date:

    about 1725 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, pierced, polychrome painted, glazed

  • Museum number:

    601-1874

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 28, shelf 7

A pottery industry was well-established in Kütahya by the 17th century; there are references to 'cup makers' of Kütahya in 1608. In 1715 a French merchant, Paul Lucas, based in Istanbul sent to France a dozen coffee cups and saucers, bowls, two rosewater bottles, two salts and two writing sets. A ewer and basin in the Patriarchal collection in the church of St. James, Jerusalem, painted underglaze blue is inscribed with the date 1716.

Physical description

Holder for coffee cup, fritware, pierced and painted with flowers. Mark of a daisy-face painted in purple.

Place of Origin

Kütahya (City) (made)
Turkey

Date

about 1725 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, pierced, polychrome painted, glazed

Dimensions

Height: 4.1 cm, Diameter: 6.4 cm

Descriptive line

Cup holder, fritware, pierced and painted in underglaze blue with polychrome decoration, Turkey (Kütahya), about 1725.

Labels and date

Bowl.
Mark, a daisy-face painted in purple.
TURKISH (KUTAHIA) ; 18th century
601-1874 []

Production Note

Register

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Perforated

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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