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Jar - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

  • Period

    second half of 16th century
  • Geography

    Jeollanam-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Stoneware with dipped white slip under transparent glaze; gold lacquer repairs
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 10.8 × 13.4 cm (4 1/4 × 5 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1900.9
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1900.9

Object Details

  • Description

    Jar, deep, contracted mouth and flaring low foot; gold lacquer repairs.
    Clay: hard, resonant, dark gray.
    Glaze: transparent, with runs, covers inside, outside, base and foot. Slight crackle near lip. Stained.
    Decoration: white slip covering approximately top half of jar under the glaze.
  • Provenance

    To 1900
    Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1900 [1]
    From 1900 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1900 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 670, 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 Ceramics (February 4, 1997 to August 7, 2011)
    Korean Ceramics of the Koryo Dynasty (May 9, 1993 to August 7, 2011)
    Korean Influences on Japanese Slip-Decorated Ceramics (February 16, 1984 to November 9, 1984)
    Korean Art (June 24, 1977 to April 8, 1978)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Jeollanam-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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