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Tankard

Tankard

  • Place of origin:

    Iznik (probably, made)
    Turkey

  • Date:

    ca. 1570-1585 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed

  • Museum number:

    347-1897

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 27, shelf 1

Physical description

Mug, fritware, cylindrical with flattened angular handle, painted under the glaze in red, blue and green with serrated leaves, sprays of roses, hyacinths and other flowers; around the top and bottom are narrow bands containing wavy stems with leaves

Place of Origin

Iznik (probably, made)
Turkey

Date

ca. 1570-1585 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed

Dimensions

Height: 22.9 cm, Diameter: 11.43 cm

Object history note

Purchased on behalf of the South Kensington Museum (today the V&A) in 1897 from Edgar and Alice Whitaker, executors for the Istanbul estate of William Henry Wrench (1836-96), British Consul to Ottoman Turkey. During his diplomatic career, Wrench had assembled a private art collection of paintings, ceramics, metalwork, arms, textiles, carpets and other furnishings. These were well-known to curators at South Kensington: in 1892, the Museum purchased a set of four photographs, recording how Wrench had displayed the collection in his home in Pera, Istanbul.

Descriptive line

Tankard, fritware, painted in colours with flowers, Turkey (Iznik), ca. 1570-85.

Materials

Fritware

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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