Small pitcher with polychrome underglaze paint on siliceous earthenware. The exterior of the pitcher is white and features numerous floral designs. The center of the pitcher's body depicts yellow tulips with blue and yellow leaves, adorned with red dots. Around the floral design there are four blue and yellow botanical motifs with red dots. The neck of the pitcher has center design that is nearly identical to the center floral design on the body of the pitcher. There are four motifs surrounding the floral design, a circular shape with a yellow center and outlined with bright red dots. The spout is decorated with the same floral design that is found on the body and neck of the pitcher. The rim of the pitcher is embellished with a pattern of alternating blue and yellow inverted triangles with a red dot between each triangle. The handle of the pitcher is white with an alternating yellow and blue leaf design that extends all the way down the handle's exterior side. The bottom of the pitcher is also white and has three black asterisk shaped marks grouped together.
Polychrome underglaze paint on silceous earthenware
12.7 x 18 cm (5 x 7 1/16 in.)
Pottery made in Kϋtahya in Turkey follows in the tradition of underglaze painting of the Ottoman Empire. The bright yellow tulips on this small pitcher recall stylized designs out of the ceramic workshops at Iznik.