Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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Bottle with spout

  • Stoneware with iron glaze
  • 12.1 x 15.3 cm
  • Shiwan (Shekwan) ware
  • 19th-mid 20th century, Qing dynasty or modern period
  • Origin: Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns, Foshan, Guangdong province, China
  • Provenance: Vietnam or Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.74

Description

Bottle of compressed globular form with short neck, rolled lip, concave base and a short straight spout on the shoulder.
Clay: grey stoneware.
Glaze: black, opaque, glossy; base unglazed; finger marks left on the foot showing the potter held the bottle upside down with fingers and dipped into the glaze.
Decoration: none.


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