Bottle

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Tall bottle with flat base, elongated body increasing in diameter up to high shoulder; short neck, small mouth, rolled rim.
Clay: sandy gray stoneware.
Glaze: dark brown slip glaze. Lower part of body and foot unglazed.
Decoration: none.

Historical period(s)
Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
Cizao ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 32.1 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm (12 5/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Jinjiang county
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in memory of Rolf Jacoby
Accession Number
F1991.86
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle

Keywords
China, Cizao ware, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, WWII-era provenance, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

From 1947-1950 to 1991
Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby (died 1989) and Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby (died 2002), Centreville, MD and Washington, D.C., acquired by Rolf R. Jacoby in Korea between 1947-1950 [1]

From 1991
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in 1991 [2]

Notes:

[1] "This object, along with the others given with it, was acquired by Rolf Jacoby, the donor's late husband, in Korea between 1947 and 1950, while he served as a diplomat" (according to a note by Kate Theimer, November 28, 1995, in the object record).

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby died 2002
Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby and Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby

Description

Tall bottle with flat base, elongated body increasing in diameter up to high shoulder; short neck, small mouth, rolled rim.
Clay: sandy gray stoneware.
Glaze: dark brown slip glaze. Lower part of body and foot unglazed.
Decoration: none.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum