A KUTAHYA POLYCHROME POTTERY JUG, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY
of bulbous form with a cylindrical, slightly everted neck and small curving handle, resting on a short foot, decorated in blue, green and yellow with black outlines with rows of interspersed foliate motifs, between thin abstract geometric bands, underside of foot with details of a maker's mark
Intact, two small chips to rim, the ewer has been recently cleaned with resulting discoloration (slighly brownish tinges) to the glaze, some horizontal hairline cracks visible in glaze with discoloration and small patches to the handle notably, the foot with some abrasion as consistent with age and use, as viewed.
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A jug of similar form was sold in these rooms, An Eye for Opulence - Art of the Ottoman Empire, 24 April 2012, lot 189.