On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
These bottles were made at a time when Japan’s elite admired and collected the green-glazed ceramics of Song-dynasty China. Both of these Japanese-made pieces are close in shape to the Chinese meiping vase, with rounded shoulders and a short, narrow neck. While the dripping and patchiness of the glaze on both bottles would have been less desirable to a Chinese audience, Japanese collectors treasured and saved these pieces, suggesting that Japanese connoisseurs appreciated the beauty of uneven surfaces, even in the thirteenth century.
Ko-Seto ware, stoneware with stamped and incised decoration covered with glaze
late 13th-early 14th century
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Wine Bottle, late 13th-early 14th century. Ko-Seto ware, stoneware with stamped and incised decoration covered with glaze, 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (26.7 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 78.204. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 78.204_PS9.jpg)
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High shouldered cylindrical bottle with short, slightly flaring neck, strong lip ring, and a flat bottom. The straight sides taper outward as they rise to the shoulder. Buff-colored stoneware covered except inside and a foot with brownish-green flaze unevenly applied and running in irregular drips. Stamped designs of a chrysanthemum flower and leaves and stalks within a circular border below the shoulder on three sides in an overall pattern of grass scrolls; ring of small radiating petals around base of neck.
In wood storage box.
Condition: two areas of the shoulder, to the right and left of the kiln scar, are restorations; ¾" chip inside mouth.
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