ovoid-shape with vertical incised lines; angled neck with persimmon glaze with streaks on bottom half; dark red glaze on body; unglazed foot

Bottle, 12th-13th century

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This type of high-shouldered storage bottle is termed huan qing ping and mei ping in Chinese. The accompanying white-rimmed bowls were reportedly recovered from the same find along with the bottle and, indeed, similarities in clay body and brown glaze suggest that they are products of the same kiln. The jar is wheel-turned with a carefully trimmed foot, shoulder, and lip. The persimmon color glaze is probably no more than a thin coating of the dark, reddish glaze suggesting that the bottle was dipped twice; first in a diluted slurry that resulted in the caramel or persimmon color, and then into the primary slurry that produced the dark brown outer glaze.

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Bottle
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Artist
Accession Number
2000.93.2.1
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ovoid-shape with vertical incised lines; angled neck with persimmon glaze with streaks on bottom half; dark red glaze on body; unglazed foot