Ottoman Kutahya Ware, A Rare Blue and White Under Glazed Painted Kutahya Pottery Rose Water Sprinkler, The Ottoman Empire Kutahya- Turkey, Circa 18th. Century.

Identification Number: 533


The sprinkler is made of thin white paste with thin transparent colourless glaze and of a typical rounded oval shaped body rising from a short flat ring shaped foot base to a long tapering neck.

The body of the sprinkler is underglaze decorated in cobalt blue with four almond-shaped medallions, each medallion is painted with sprays of blossoming flower with floral scrolls.


16.5 cm height.
8 cm the width of the bottle container.


Minor repaired chip (few millimeters) on top.


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For almost identical Kutahya ceramic blue & white rosewater sprinkler with similar decoration and other related items please see Kutahya Ceramics in The Suna & Inan Kirazc Collection, by Sebnem Akalin & Hulya Yilmaz Biligi, Istanbul 1977, , ISBN: 975-7078-01-8.

Please see lot identification number 22-C/393 illustrated on page 51 and for other rosewater sprinklers lot nos. 21-A/387, 21-B/388, 21-D/389, 21-D/240, 21-E/239, 21-F/390, 22-A/391, 22-B/392, & 22-C/393 catalogued on pages 42-51.

The above collection is also catalogued in Magic of Clay and Fire, A history of Kutahya Pottery & Potters, by Garo Kurkuman, Suna & Inan, Kirac Foundation, Istanbul, 2006, ISBN: 975-9123-142, lot no. 191 on page 159.

For similar 18th Century Kutahya Ceramic Rosewater sprinklers & other Blue and white Kutahya pottery please see:-
Switzerland Arminia, Musée Des Suisses Dans Le Monde, The Kalfayan Collection, On the Path Of Memory, Foundation Armenia Genève, Please see the 18th. Century Kutahya pottery Yellow ceramic egg shaped decorative element and other examples lot identification Nos. 122-123 catalogued in pages 237-239.

Please also see the Kutahya Ceramic collection at The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore-USA, for similar rose water sprinklers please see lots 48.1208, & 48.1737.

For further Kutahya Pottery Rose Water Sprinkler (Gulebtan) please see Christie's King street, London, Arts of the Islamic & Indian worlds, 13 April 2010, Please see sold lot no. 258.

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