string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1909.26" Bottle - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th century
  • Geography

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

    Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 31.2 x 18.3 cm (12 5/16 x 7 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1909.26
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1909.26

Object Details

  • Description

    Bottle, large pear-shaped modeled lightly with six lobes; low foot; silver rimmed lip; open crack.
    Clay: soft, buff.
    Glaze: highly lustrous greenish-gray celadon, crackled, with areas of brownish discoloration and of the frosting of incipient decay. Footrim and base unglazed.
    Decoration: inlaid in white and black paste under glaze: vertical chrysanthemum vinescrolls, one in each lobe, ending in "buds" on neck.
  • 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. 1915, 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

    The Power to See Beauty (October 14, 2017 to September 6, 2022)
    Korean Art (March 20, 1980 to March 3, 1981)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    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

    Vessel
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