19. Kutahya Egg – Hanging Ornament with Seraphims

Kutahya 18th - Private Collection Athens Greece

Hanging ornament, egg shaped with transparent glaze. The body is decorated with seraphims (in green and yellow colors) and cross motifs.
One of the most important Kütahya ceramics of the 16th century (can be found in the London British Museum) is a pitcher that was given as a gift to a monastery in Ankara in 1529 and has an inscription at the bottom in Armenian that says “Made in Kutahya”. The pitcher is further evidence that tiles and ceramics were being made in Kutahya at the same time as they were in Iznik.

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