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At A Glance

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  • Period

    11th century
  • Geography

    Hebei province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 4.5 x 10.3 cm (1 3/4 x 4 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1907.295
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1907.295

Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl: plain rim, slightly flaring foot with slight sandy adhesions.
    Clay: porcelain, slightly off-white.
    Glaze: transparent with fine bubbles over a pure white slip except on foot.
    Decoration: lotus petals roughly cut in relief outside. Diagonal incisions around outside of footrim.
  • Provenance

    Unknown owners, Seoul [1]
    From 1884-1898 to 1907
    Dr. Horace N. Allen (1858-1932), Toledo, Ohio, purchased from unknown owners, in Seoul, during 1884-1898 [2]
    From 1907 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dr. Horace N. Allen in 1907 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    Notes:
    [1] Horace N. Allen acquired his collection in Seoul between 1884 and 1898. See Horace Allen, Copy of a Certified Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient Korean Pottery:
    purchased and owned by Horace Newton Allen (Nak Tong [Korea]: Seoul Press, 1901), pg. 7.
    [2] See Original Pottery List, L. 1614, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Pamphlets S.I. 738 and S.I. 739, for Allen Correspondence, as well as Original Allen Catalogue, S.I. 1074, No. 12, pg. 11.
    [3] See note 2.
    [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

    Rediscovering Korea’s Past (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Black and White: Chinese Ceramics from the 10th-14th Centuries (December 18, 2004 to November 7, 2010)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. Horace N. Allen (1858-1932) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Hebei province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 14: Rediscovering Korea's Past
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