Unglaze stoneware with traces of natural ash glaze
H x Diam: 5.5 × 12.5 cm (2 3/16 × 4 15/16 in)
first half 6th century
Three Kingdoms period
Jar (F1975.11.1), pedestal foot, with non-original cover (F1975.11.2). Vessel itself is wheel-thrown with prominent finger ridges, a thin straight-sided neck, rounded base set in flaring foot which has two rows of square-cut perforations, eight each, alternating in position. Cover is low-domed with a flaring flat-top knob. Six chips on edge of neck, three of which appear to be old; cover chipped on edge, knob and inside flange.
Clay: fine, dark-gray stoneware.
Glaze: vestiges of "natural" ash glaze on shoulder and upper half of body, also inside cover.
Gilpin House, Alexandria, VA, to 1974 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Gilpin House in 1974
 See Freer Gallery of Art Accession List, Collections Management Office. Also, original folder sheet note indicates name of source and location at date of acquisition (see Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record).
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980 (November 9, 1979 to May 22, 1980)