Two Kutahya painted pottery Vessels Turkey, first half of 18th Century(2)
Lot 274
A rare Kutahya pottery Coffee-Pot Turkey, first half of 18th Century
Sold for £5,400 (US$ 9,076) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A rare Kutahya pottery Coffee-Pot
Turkey, first half of 18th Century
comprising a coffee-pot with globular body, cylindrical neck, curved handle and angular tapering spout, decorated in polychrome with stylised floral sprays with smaller sprays between, the neck with serrated ogival medallions and leafy sprays, the handle and spot with dotted foliate motifs, the base with maker's mark
11.9 cm. high


  • Provenance:
    UK Private Collection. Acquired by the vendor's grandfather circa 1900.

    Of the variety of forms of Kutahya vessels, coffee-pots are particularly rare. The angular form of the spout is clearly derived from a metalwork prototype. the ritual of taking coffee played an important role in Ottoman daily life and ewers of similar shape were produced in gold, silver and copper. Other ceramic examples can be found in the Keir Collection, Richmond (B.W. Robinson et al., Islamic Art in the Keir Collection, London, 1985, C105); the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the British Museum; and San Lazarro, Venice (John Carswell and C. J. F. Dowsett, Kutahya Tiles and Pottery from the Armenian Cathedral of St James', Jerusalem, Oxford, 1972, vol. II), figs. 11a-d); and two examples from the a private collection were sold through these rooms (Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 1st May 2001, lots 412 and 459).