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Tea-ceremony water jar

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At A Glance

  • Period

    17th century
  • Geography

    Wakan (Waegwan) kiln, Busan city, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Stoneware with translucent glaze; lacquered wooden lid
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 14.1 × 20.1 cm (5 9/16 × 7 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1899.72a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1899.72a-b

Object Details

  • Description

    Cylindrical with slightly flattened sides; deep flanged lip. Lacquer repairs.Lacquer cover.
    Clay: hard, fawn-colored.
    Glaze: lustrous cream and gray, tinted with pink; finely crackled.
    Decoration: simple incised designs on lip.
  • Provenance

    To 1899
    Yamanaka & Company, to 1899 [1]
    From 1899 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1899 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 113, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
    [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

    The Tea Ceremony in Japan X (April 3 to November 28, 1999)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Wakan (Waegwan) kiln, Busan city, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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