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, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware
Provenance

To 1911
Yamanaka & Company, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1911 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2140, Freer Galley 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1917 - 1965

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) .

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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