Long-necked bottle

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Sanage kiln group, Aichi prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with natural ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 21.5 x 16 x 16 cm (8 7/16 x 6 5/16 x 6 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Long-necked bottle (chokeihei) (^j^)
    Clay: fine-grained stoneware, light gray.
    Glaze: narrow strip of olive green ash glaze deposited naturally in the course of firing on the forward-facing surfaces of the flask, including the interior of the neck, the rim and exterior of the neck, the shoulder and body, and the foot.
    Decoration: none.
    Mark: none.
  • Inscriptions

    1. (Louise A. Cort, 1985) The cedar box that accompanies this long-necked flask bears the following identification inscribed on the top of the lid by the Japanese collector who owned the piece in the early 1960s:
    Konin doki (Konin earthenware) [square red seal]
    chokei (long neck)
    shizenyu ari (has natural glaze)
    hei (flask).
  • Provenance

    Mary Louise O'Brien [1]
    From 1985
    Freer Gallery of Art., purchased at auction, Christie's, New York and Manson & Woods International, Inc., New York, March 21, 1985, lot no. 539 [2]
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 6 in object record.
    [2] See Note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Japanese Ceramics from Seto and Mino (January 19, 1996 to August 5, 2001)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mary Louise O'Brien
    Christie's (New York)
  • Origin

    Sanage kiln group, Aichi prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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