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Bottle with three green splashes

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Label Text

This bottle, with the distinctive splashes of green along its shoulder, was purchased from the New York shop of Yamanaka and Company. The dealer told Freer that it had been found in Korea and was thought to have been made there. Freer, however, later suspected—correctly—that it was Chinese and from the Song dynasty. Accordingly, he displayed it in the Peacock Room in Detroit adjacent to other Song ceramics.

Object Name

Bottle

Ware

Cizhou ware

Dated

late 10th - 11th century

Period

Northern Song dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with white slip under clear, colorless glaze; three splashes of copper-green glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 33.1 x 15.4 cm

Locale

Guantai kiln

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

92

Wall

South

Title

Bottle with three green splashes

Object Number

F1905.79

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/F1905.79.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Bottle with three green splashes," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1905.79, Item #3201, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3201 (accessed November 21, 2017).