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Jar-shaped tea bowl

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At A Glance

  • Period

    second half of 17th century
  • Geography

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

    Stoneware with translucent glaze; gold lacquer repairs
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 9.7 × 11.7 cm (3 13/16 × 4 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1902.238
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1902.238

Object Details

  • Description

    Jar, conical; bold foot. Gold lacquer repairs. Five clay spur marks on unglazed footrim. Base glazed.
    Clay: dense, hard.
    Glaze: brilliant brownish-cream and grayish-cream, minutely crackled. Ash glaze, stained from use.
  • Provenance

    To 1902
    Yamanaka & Company, to 1902 [1]
    From 1902 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1902 [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. 1210, 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
  • 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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