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  • Place of origin:

    Iznik (probably, made)
    Turkey (made)

  • Date:

    1560-90 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 36, shelf 1

The sprays of flowers have been skilfully adapted to the jug's rounded shape.

Physical description

Jug, fritware, of bulbous pear-shape with flared neck and loop handle, covered in white slip, polychrome painted with symetrical swaying wildflowers, tulips in red, blue and green foliage, symmetrically arranged with arabesques, the neck is encircled with a border of cable pattern and a band of foliage.

Place of Origin

Iznik (probably, made)
Turkey (made)


1560-90 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed


Height: 25.1 cm, Diameter: 15.9 cm

Historical context note

Formerly in the collection of Louis Huth (1821-1905), Posingworth Manor, Waldron, East Sussex, a British art collector, dealer and patron of the Aesthetic movement. In the Huth Sale at Christie's London, May 17, 1905, lot 84 £52.10s.

Descriptive line

Jug, fritware, polychrome painted with formal flower sprays, Turkey, Iznik, 1560-90

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

365, Pl.13
Wallis, Henry Illustrated catalogue of specimens of Persian and Arab art : exhibited in 1885, London : Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1885

Labels and date

TURKISH (ISNIK) ; second half of the 16th century.
Salting Bequest.
C.1989-1910. [1954-2005]






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