About 1968 to 1986
Dorothy M. Slak, Sarasota, Florida, acquired in Jakarta about 1968 
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dorothy M. Slak in 1986
 According to Curatorial Note 10 in object record.
- Previous Owner(s)
Mrs. Dorothy M. Slak
Water vessel with long neck and pouring spout (kendi) and silver fittings.
Glaze: clear pale glaze ("celadon"). Glazed on interior and on base excepting footrim.
Decoration: broadly incised fluting on body (running from shoulder to foot) and on spout (running from shoulder to point of attachment to body).
Fittings: The wide everted rim of the elongated neck an the tip of the spout are encased in silver and supplied with silver stoppers; the stoppers are connected by a long chain; the silver is decorated by stamping and chasing.
This bottle for drinking water is a shape specific to Southeast Asia; acquired in Indonesia, it bears Indonesian metal fittings. In the mid-seventeenth century, several kilns in Arita, Japan, made Chinese-style celadon as well as blue-and-white porcelain for the Southeast Asian export trade. The Japanese wares were exported via Dutch and Chinese trading ships.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum