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At A Glance

  • Period

    second half 16th century
  • Geography

    Kimhae or Yangsan, Eastern Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Stoneware (unvitrified porcelain) with clear glaze; lacquer repairs
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 8.3 × 17.3 cm (3 1/4 × 6 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl, ovoidal, with two sides compressed; bold basal ring. Seven spur-marks, inside. Gold lacquer repairs.
    Clay: hard, grayish, sonant, porcelain.
    Glaze: Clear glaze, appearing predominantly cream, merging with gray, tan, and faint green; close dark crackle. Glaze ends on base above foot except in one area where it covers top of foot.
  • Provenance

    To 1896
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1896 [1]
    From 1896 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1896 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 476, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Korean Art (December 17, 1984 to June 23, 1986)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Kimhae or Yangsan, Eastern Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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