Bottle with Bird or Flower Design

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in Henan Province, China, Asia

Late 12th - early 13th century

Glazed stoneware with iron painted decoration (Northern black ware, Cizhou type)

11 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches (28.6 x 16.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 235, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White Collection, 1961

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Used for serving wine, this bottle is decorated with a freely brushed-on design that can be read as a stylized bird in flight or a flower blossom. This motif is typically seen on Northern Black wares.

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