Bottle with design of peony vinescrolls

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At A Glance

  • Period

    first half of 12th century
  • Geography

    Gangjin kilns, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron pigment under celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 22 x 15.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1917.290
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1917.290

Object Details

  • Description

    Vase: maebyong; flat basal ring; attachments of kiln slag.
    Clay: vitreous, probably near white, buff where exposed, sonant.
    Glaze: lustrous greenish-gray celadon.
    Decoration: painted in under-glaze black.
  • Provenance

    To 1917
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1917 [1]
    From 1917 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1917 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 2549, Freer Galley 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

    Korean Ceramics of the Koryo Dynasty (May 9, 1993 to August 7, 2011)
    Korean Art (May 9, 1993 to January 29, 1997)
    Korean Art (December 17, 1984 to June 23, 1986)
    Korean Art (March 20, 1982 to 2 April 1984)
    Korean Art (June 4, 1982 to September 23, 1982)
    Korean Art (July 15, 1981 to September 15, 1981)
    Korean Art (March 20, 1980 to March 3, 1981)
    Korean Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to October 13, 1978)
    Korean Art (June 24, 1977 to April 8, 1978)
    Korean Art (June 19, 1969 to November 10, 1976)
    Korean Art (November 2, 1959 to November 22, 1971)
  • 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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