Bottle

Bottle with broad flat shoulder and short neck with flaring rim.
Clay: gray stoneware fired reddish brown, thinly potted.
Glaze: glossy black with slight iridescence.
Decoration: floral designs painted in rusty brown.
Inscription on base.

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron pigment and iron glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 19.2 x 19.5 cm (7 9/16 x 7 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1911.354
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle

Keywords
China, iridescence, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Bottle with broad flat shoulder and short neck with flaring rim.
Clay: gray stoneware fired reddish brown, thinly potted.
Glaze: glossy black with slight iridescence.
Decoration: floral designs painted in rusty brown.
Inscription on base.

Inscription(s)

Inscription on base, in ink: Ma 馬 (horse) .

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, George Williams, David P. Rehfuss. Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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