Stoneware with iron glaze, splashed with high silica ash
H x W: 44.4 x 22.8 cm (17 1/2 x 9 in)
Yixing, Jiangsu province, China
mid 17th-19th century
Jar: tall ellipsoidal; short cylindrical neck and rounded lip.
Clay: hard, dense, gray stone-ware, medium-brown where exposed.
Glaze: dark lustrous gray, with over-flowing splash of mingled blue, green, gray and white; pitted. Iron glaze with application of high-silica glaze to neck and shoulder (or ash deposited during firing?)
John Fenning, New York, to 1915 
From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from John Fenning in 1915 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2430, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Storage Jars of Asia (October 29, 2000 to March 10, 2002)
Untitled, Met Museum, 1916 (March 1916 to November 1920)