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Jar with flattened sides

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At A Glance

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  • Period

    late 13th-early 14th century
  • Geography

    Gangjin or Buan kilns, Jeolla-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze; gold lacquer repair
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 25.4 x 20.2 x 17.8 cm (10 x 7 15/16 x 7 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Jar: ovoidal with two flattened sides; base barely recessed within flat rim, has nearly complete ring of earthy material from kiln; extensive gold lacquer repair of body and lip; heavily potted.
    Clay: porcellanous, gray.
    Glaze: gray-green celadon; uneven flow; partial and thin on base; many flaws, pits and pinholes; areas of surface deterioration from burial. Fine color quality with bluish tone evident in thick and pooled areas, as inside lip.
    Decoration: stamped, incised and inlaid with white and black clays (slip) under the glaze. Portions of the white decoration have a relief effect apparently due to thick collection of glaze over those areas and perhaps to a thicker application or piling up of the slip.
  • Provenance

    Kojima Collection, Nagasaki [1]
    To 1904
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1904 [2]
    From 1904
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1904 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 1330, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See note 1.
    [4] 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 Peacock Room Comes to America [2022] (September 3, 2022 - ongoing)
    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2017-2019] (October 14, 2017 to January 2, 2019)
    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2011-2016] (April 9, 2011 to January 4, 2016)
    Korean Art (March 20, 1982 to 2 April 1984)
    Korean Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to October 13, 1978)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Gangjin or Buan kilns, Jeolla-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
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