string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1902.68" Tea bowl - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

  • Period

    second half 16th century
  • Geography

    Jinju, Western Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 8 × 16 cm (3 1/8 × 6 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1902.68
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1902.68

Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl, deep conical; bold retired foot. Five spur-marks inside.
    Clay: medium-hard, light gray.
    Glaze: a brilliant, transparent glaze over blended cream and pale green; crackled.
    Spurs: five oval refractory-clay spurs on foot rim, five in bottom.
  • Provenance

    To 1902
    Samuel Colman (1832-1920), New York, NY, and Newport, RI, to 1902 [1]
    From 1902 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Samuel Colman Collection, American Art Association, New York, March 19-22, 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. 1134, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Samuel Colman was collecting Asian objects by at least 1880 (see Curatorial Remark 11, Louise Cort, April 20, 2007, in the object record).
    [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

    An Invitation to Tea (November 9, 1996 to April 26, 1998)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Samuel Colman (1832-1920)
    American Art Association (established 1883) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Jinju, Western Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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