Bowl on tall foot

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    second half of 16th century
  • Geography

    Undae-ri kilns, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Stoneware with dipped white slip under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 11.4 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm (4 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Wheel-thrown bowl with broad base, walls tapering inward, plain rim, on tall everted foot. (Could have been provided originally with a domed lid, now lost.) Base timmed almost to midpoint of wall. Base appears to have been made separately and attached, reinforced by ring of clay over the interior seam. Seam partially visible around exterior just below angle of base.
    Clay: Medium-brown stoneware, medium texture, with white and black inclusions, visible in small areas inside other foot where potter held foot for glazing, appearing gray beneath glaze.
    Glaze: Entire vessel coated with white slip. Body probably dipped first into slip, then foot dipped; slip layers overlap somewhat on vessel base and slip has popped off in places. Some slip splashed into inside of foot. Slip cut away from footrim, leaving jagged edge. Ring of scarred slip in bottom, roughly some diameter as footrim, suggests that bowl was stacked with others of same shape after slipping, before glazing. Brown stains in slip/glaze, especially noticeable below rim. Entire vessel dipped into glaze (finger prints inside and outside base ). Glaze appears greenish over slip, especially where it has run below rim; slightly milky over bare clay inside foot. This technique of slipping and glazing is called , popular during the late 16th century in the southwest region.
  • Provenance

    From 1959-1963 to 1996
    Mr. Gregory Henderson (died 1988) and Mrs. Maria Henderson (died 2007), West Medford, MA, acquired in Korea from an unnamed dealer during 1959-1963 [1]
    From 1996
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Maria Henderson in 1996 [2]
    [1] Mr. and Mrs. Henderson acquired this object in Korea whilst they were living in Seoul (according to an undated note in the object record). Also, see Curatorial Remark 1, Louise A. Cort, August 27, 1996, in the object record.
    [2] See Freer Gallery of Art Accession List, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mrs. Maria Henderson (died 2007)
  • Origin

    Undae-ri kilns, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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