Type of sourcephoto album “Gzhel. Ceramics of the 18th–19th Centuries. Ceramics of the 20th Century”
Author(s) T. Astrakhantseva, T. Dulkina, N. Grigorieva
The type of pitcher having a narrow neck ending in a broad rim topped by a convex lid, an elegantly curved, forward thrusting spout, and a cunningly shaped stalk-like handle, was termed a kumgan, from Turkic for a ewer or covered pitcher. Peaceful and lyrical note is imparted by the group on a kumgan, which, intended to hold to different beverages, is partitioned within and has two spouts paced side by side. The “balustrade” with the figures seated behind it, produces the illusion of a gliding, slightly rocking boat.