Cizhou ware bottle

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    11th-early 12th century
  • Geography

    Shaanxi province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip under clear colorless glaze and copper-green lead-silicate glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 40.2 x 22.6 cm (15 13/16 x 8 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1968.31
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1968.31

Object Details

  • Description

    Vase, mei-ping form with saucer mouth; lip chipped in several places.
    Clay: gray stoneware.
    Glaze: appears as two layers, dark green over a pale green to colorless; fine crackle; over approximately half the surface the green glaze has disappeared; base and part of foot rim glazed.
    Decoration: incised and painted in white slip under the glaze; six formalized flower sprays, two butterflies spaced between petal bands at base and top of shoulder.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1967 to 1968
    Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Washington, DC and Mt. Kisco, NY, from at least 1967 [1]
    From 1968
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Agnes E. Meyer in 1968 [2]
    Notes:
    [1] The object is included in Agnes E. Meyer’s Deed of Gift, listed as no. 17 in the document’s Annex, dated July 24, 1967, copy in object file.
    [2] See Agnes E. Meyer’s Deed of Gift, cited in note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer ((1875-1959) and (1887-1970))
  • Origin

    Shaanxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
  • Type

    Vessel
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