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Bottle with elongated, cylindrical neck
Place of Origin: China, Shandong province
Historical Period: Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE)
Materials: Brown high fired ceramic with grooved and incised decoration and gray glaze
Dimensions: H. 9 1/2 in x W. 6 in, H. 24.1 cm x 15.2 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: B62P221
On Display: No

Description

Label: Descended from a third century BC long-necked bronze shape, ceramic vessels of this form were not common among Han products. Its shape, along with the sandy clay biscuit and the thin gray-tone glaze, are alien to Jiangsu-Zhejiang glazed stoneware and to those similar bottles from Guangdong-Guangxi (Guangzhou Mus. 1981 vol. I: 209, 401). A unique find reminiscent of this piece in all respects was recovered from Wulian in Shandong, datable to the middle to late Western Han (WW 1987.9: 78, fig. 3).
Label: Descended from a third century BC long-necked bronze shape, ceramic vessels of this form were not common among Han products. Its shape, along with the sandy clay biscuit and the thin gray-tone glaze, are alien to Jiangsu-Zhejiang glazed stoneware and to those similar bottles from Guangdong-Guangxi (Guangzhou Mus. 1981 vol. I: 209, 401). A unique find reminiscent of this piece in all respects was recovered from Wulian in Shandong, datable to the middle to late Western Han (WW 1987.9: 78, fig. 3).