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Bottle

Label Text

Purchased by Freer from the Paris-based dealer Dikran Kelekian in 1903, this bottle, with its distinctive shape and porcelain-like appearance, was modeled after a Chinese prototype. It thus evoked for Freer the kind of cross-cultural connections that undergirded his collecting philosophy. He described it as "an interesting specimen of 16th-century ware formerly in the celebrated collection of Captain Meyer," and noted that it was "valuable for its association quite apart from other qualities." In the Peacock Room, Freer displayed the bottle adjacent to other Iranian wares as well as Chinese porcelains and a Korean celadon ewer.

Object Name

Bottle

Dated

17th-18th century

Period

Safavid period

Medium

Stone-paste painted under glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 25.3 x 14.4 cm

Country

Iran

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

66.1

Wall

East

Title

Bottle

Object Number

F1903.196

Freer Source

Dikran G. Kelekian

Freer Source City

Paris

Freer Source Country

France

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1903.196.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Bottle," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1903.196, Item #3160, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3160 (accessed November 21, 2017).