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Bottle

Label Text

This slender baluster-shaped bottle was purchased by Freer from the New York branch of Yamanaka and Company in 1905, and at the time it was thought to date to the Song dynasty. Like many of Freer's ceramics, this piece is now known to be from a later period of production. In the Peacock Room in Detroit, the collector displayed it near a number of other Chinese ceramics, many of them featuring a similarly cream-colored surface with touches of color along the neck or shoulder.

Object Name

Bottle

Ware

Cizhou ware

Dated

1279-1368

Period

Yuan dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with white slip under clear, colorelss glaze and iron glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 27.5 x 12.3 cm

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

85

Wall

East

Title

Bottle

Object Number

F1905.279

Freer Source

Yamanaka and Co.

Freer Source City

New York

Freer Source State

New York

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1905.279.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Bottle," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1905.279, Item #3190, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3190 (accessed November 18, 2017).