Porcelain; H. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1979 (1979.413.3)
Faceted bottles, popular in the seventeenth century, regained favor in the nineteenth century. Square or rectangular bottles would have been made from joining four panels together. Both angular shapes, like this piece, and spherical formssuch as large, bulbous jars with straight necksare typical of nineteenth-century porcelain. Although this period is better known for its cobalt-blue painted porcelain, undecorated white porcelain, often with a bluish gray tint to its glaze, was also produced.