Dish with inlaid decoration

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    mid 13th century
  • Geography

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

    Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 7 x 20.1 x 20.1 cm (2 3/4 x 7 15/16 x 7 15/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Dish, with low curving sides, low foot, and three spur marks on base, which show traces of silicate.
    Clay: light gray porcellanous stoneware.
    Glaze: gray-green celadon, low luster, complete coverage. Deterioraion of a large area of one side on outside, partial crackle in some areas, runs. A few dirty inclusions and pine holes on inside, glaze miss (oxidized) on rim.
    Decoration: Inlaid in white slip under the glaze, four spaced lichee clusters, central circular medallion with chrysanthemum. Latter repeated four times on outside. The flower leaves on outside are in black slip. Simple patterned border inside, single and double ring bands on outside.
  • Provenance

    To 1980
    Mrs. Elsie I. Kronenburg-Lee, Alexandria, VA, to 1980 [1]
    From 1980
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mrs. Elsie I. Kronenburg-Lee in 1980
    [1] See Freer Gallery of Art Accession List, Collections Management Office. Also, original folder sheet note indicates name of source and location at date of acquisition (see Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record).
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mrs. Elsie I. Kronenburg-Lee
  • Origin

    Gangjin or Buan kilns, Jeolla-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Elsie I. Kronenburg
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