Stonepaste; painted in black under turquoise glaze, incised (Kubachi ware)
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Diam. 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455
This striking turquoise‑and‑black bowl belongs to a group of ceramics known as Kubachi ware. Named for a village in the Caucasus where this pottery was discovered in quantity, such wares may have been produced elsewhere in northwestern Iran. This bowl— painted in black under a pale turquoise glaze, with an incised pattern of spirals and floral elements—is among the earliest examples.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher, New York (until his d.1917; bequeathed to MMA)
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