Bowl, used in Japan as a tea bowl

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 17th century
  • Geography

    Gimhae or Jinhae, Eastern Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Porcelain with translucent glaze; gold lacquer repairs
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 5.9 × 11.7 cm (2 5/16 × 4 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Tableware bowl, used in Japan as tea bowl; slightly flaring rim, low foot, gold lacquer repairs. Sandy debris on bottom. Five spur marks on footrim.
    Clay: medium, fired reddish brown.
    Glaze: mottled shades of bluish gray, crackled, covers most of foot. Ash glaze.
  • Provenance

    To 1904
    Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1904 [1]
    From 1904 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, in 1904 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. See also, Original Pottery List, L. 1318, p. 291, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 16, Louise Cort, March 4, 2011, in the object record: On the invoice for this bowl Freer added a note that it was "from the collection of K. Yamanaka."
    [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

    Gimhae or Jinhae, Eastern Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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