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Bottle

Label Text

"This jar," Freer commented in an undated inventory note, "was found in Corea [sic] and was originally supposed to have been made in that country; I believe it, however, to be Chinese made during the Sung dynasty." The piece was purchased from the Boston-based dealer Matsuki Bunkyo, and it is now believed to be an Edo-period piece from Japan. In the Peacock Room, Freer placed it alongside other similarly large vessels, on the tall shelves surrounding the gilded peacock shutters.

Object Name

Bottle

Dated

18th-19th century

Period

Edo period

Medium

Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 30.9 x 26.3 cm

Country

Japan

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

77

Wall

East

Title

Bottle

Object Number

F1900.63

Freer Source

Matsuki Bunkyo

Freer Source City

Boston

Freer Source State

Massachusetts

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1900.63.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Bottle," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1900.63, Item #3179, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3179 (accessed November 22, 2017).