Bowl with floral spray decoration in relief

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Bunwon kilns, Gwangju city, Gyeonggi-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 8 x 16.2 x 16.2 cm (3 1/8 x 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Wide-mouthed bowl with deep well and floral spray decoration in relief on exterior. Body curves out gently from high trimmed foot and upward to end in straight rim.
    Clay: Porcelain. Fine grains of sand from kiln stacking arrangement embedded in glazed footrim.
    Glaze: Pale blue-green, transparent glaze applied to entire surface of bowl. A few brown markings on the bowl which appear to be bubbles which burst during firing. Some iron splotches on the exterior and interior.
    Decoration: Two molded floral sprays spread out from their centers around the walls of the bowl.
  • Provenance

    Howard D. Levine and Norma G. Levine [1]
    To 1991
    Lesley R. Levine, Oakland, CA, by descent from Howard D. Levine and Norma G. Levine, to 1991 [2]
    From 1991
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Lesley R. Levine in 1991
    [1] See a photocopy of a typewritten section of "A Partial Description of Art Objects and Antiques in the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. Levine," dated 1961, and filed with folder sheet in the Registrar's file. See also, Curatorial Remark 1 in the object file.
    [2] 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
  • Exhibition History

    Korean Ceramics (February 4, 1997 to August 7, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. Levine
    Lesley R. Levine
  • Origin

    Bunwon kilns, Gwangju city, Gyeonggi-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Lesley R. Levine in memory of Howard D. Levine and Norma G. Levine
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