Small bottle with short straight neck (everted flat rim), broken

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 17th-19th century
Stoneware with white glaze and random copper green stripes
Shiwan (Shekwan) ware
H x Diam (overall): 12.8 x 10.9 cm (5 1/16 x 4 5/16 in)
China, Guangdong province, Foshan, Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Shiwan ware, stoneware

To ?
Unknown Japanese collector, purchased in Thailand. [1]

From ? to 1965
Dean Frasché, acquired in Japan from an unknown Japanese collector. [2]

From 1965
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché. [3]


[1] According to remarks from Louise Cort dated May 20, 2015, Dean Frasché acquired bottle “…in Japan from a Japanese collector or dealer who had bought them in Thailand and believed them to be Japanese…” See Curatorial Remark 7 in the object record.

[2] See Curatorial Remarks 6 and 7 in the object record.

[3] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Dean Frasché 1906-1994

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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