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Oil bottle with incised decoration

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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th century
  • Geography

    Gangjin kilns, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 3.7 x 6.9 cm (1 7/16 x 2 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1909.23
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1909.23

Object Details

  • Description

    Oil bottle; flattened form with short, small neck and dish-mouth, slightly defined unglazed footrim, three large clay spur marks on footrim and adjacent base.
    Clay: porcellanous, light gray.
    Glaze: fine quality celadon, gray-green with bluish tone, soft lustre, glaze on base but wiped from edge of foot-rim. Some dark flecks, possibly iron. Decoration: finely incised in paste under glaze on top half of bottle; foliate scroll band below lotus petal band.
  • Provenance

    To 1909
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1909 [1]
    From 1909 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1909 [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. 1912, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [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

    Cranes and Clouds: The Korean Art of Ceramic Inlay (November 5, 2011 to January 3, 2016)
    Korean Ceramics of the Koryo Dynasty (May 9, 1993 to August 7, 2011)
    Korean Art (May 9, 1993 to January 29, 1997)
    Korean Art (March 20, 1982 to 2 April 1984)
    Korean Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to October 13, 1978)
    Korean Art (November 2, 1959 to November 22, 1971)
    Untitled Exhibition, Korean Art, 1958 (July 10, 1958 to April 15, 1959)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Gangjin kilns, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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