Kutahya Pottery, A Rare Large Kutahya Pottery Water Jug Painted With Underglaize Cobalt Blue On White Grounds With Copper-Gilt (Tombak), Turkey 18th. Century.
Identification Number: 458
The jug or ewer is of a bulbous form, with a cylindrical neck and twisted handle.
The ewer is decorated with various floral and geometrical designs.
The Ewers lid is also painted with underglaze purple and blue floral decorations.
Dimensions34.8 cm the height.
16.5 cm the dimension at the widest point of the ewer’s body.
ConditionVery Good, No repair is found, chips to base rim, tarnishing to metal mounts.
The 18th century Kutahya Pottery lid is actually a Zarf that had been modifi and used as a lid.
ReferencesMagic Of Clay And Fire, A history Of Kutahya Pottery and Potters, BY Garo Kurkman, Istanbul, 2006, ISBN: 975-9123-14-2.
Please see the similar the floral cobalt blue decoration on the ewer illustrated on page ewers illustrated on pages 169.
(The following reference book is written in Turkish language)
Yadigari-I Kutahya (Souvenirs from Kutahya), by senem Akalin & Hulya Bilgi, 1997, ISBN: 975-7078-01-8, Please see the similar cobalt blue decoration on the ewer illustrated on page 62.