Vase, possibly glazed by Charles M. Kurtz

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 19th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Pottery with enamel glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 13 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm (5 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Classic "arrow-vase" (peach-shaped) with long, narrow cylindrical neck and globular-shaped body resting on flat foot with raised foot trimmed to form footring.
    Clay: Pottery, footrim chipped and darkened on surface by use. Unglazed foot.
    Glaze: Interior unglazed except for upper portion. Exterior of vase and outer edges of footring covered with turquoise lead fluxed glaze. Color has spilled onto foot. The rim is white where glaze has run thin. Glaze has pooled around foot and footring.
    Decoration: None.
    Signatures/Inscriptions: None
  • Provenance

    To ?
    Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909). [1]
    To 1991
    Isabel S. Kurtz (1901-1991). [2]
    From 1991
    Freer Gallery of Art, bequest of Isabel S. Kurtz (1901-1991). [3]
    [1] Ms. Isabel Kurtz bequeathed the group of Asian ceramics, F1991.19-.44, to the Freer Gallery of Art.
    These objects had been collected by her father, Charles M. Kurtz, who was a friend of Charles Freer.
    Also see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
    [3] See note 2.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909)
    Isabel S. Kurtz (1901-1991)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Bequest of Isabel S. Kurtz
  • Type

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