c. 1600

Fritware with underglaze-painted design in black slip ("Kubachi" ware)

Diameter: 34.2 cm (13 7/16 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.595



Pottery with plant designs painted in black and under a clear or turquoise glaze was produced from about 1460 until 1700. Typically these vessels have a soft and porous white clay body with a thin glassy glaze that is apt to crackle. Characteristic of later production, the design on this dish is freely and vigorously drawn. Because many of these vessels were found in peasant houses in the town of Kubacha in Caucasus, the name "Kubachi" ware was given to the entire group.

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