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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th century
  • Geography

    Haenam kilns, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Stoneware with black and white slips under celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 34.4 x 20.3 cm (13 9/16 x 8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Black Koryo (or iron-black ware)
    Vase; maebyong shape. Slight restoration on lip. Three spur marks. Foot and base unglazed.
    Clay: buff-colored, fine-grained, soft.
    Glaze: Celadon over underglaze iron slip.
    Decoration: spray of ginseng leaves on two sides, lightly incised and brushed with white slip through iron slip.
    Spurs: shadows of three clay spurs around unglazed footrim.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • 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]
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 1920, 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.
  • Origin

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

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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