Long-necked bottle

Historical period(s)
Nara period or Heian period, 780-860
Stoneware with natural ash glaze
Sanage ware
H x W x D: 21.5 x 16 x 16 cm (8 7/16 x 6 5/16 x 6 5/16 in)
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Sanage kiln group
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Bottle (chokeihei)

Heian period (794 - 1185), Japan, Nara period (645 - 794), Sanage ware, stoneware, WWII-era 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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

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

Published References
  • Auction Catalogue, March 21, 1985. New York, March 21, 1985. lot 539, Sale 5834.
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 2, p. 17.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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