Square bottle with design of Chinese-style landscape

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Hanno, Saitama prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip under translucent glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 33.1 x 16.6 cm (13 1/16 x 6 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1916.425
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1916.425

Object Details

  • Description

    Square bottle with rounded shoulder, short neck and slightly arching base.
    Clay: coarse, fired glossy brown.
    Glaze: lustrious gray with fine crackle; covers base except at corners.
    Decoration: Landscape painted in cream slip.
  • Provenance

    To 1916
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1916 [1]
    From 1916 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1916 [2]
    From 1920
    The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2482, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Hanno, Saitama prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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