string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1996.12" Bowl - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

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

    Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 8.8 x 15.5 cm (3 7/16 x 6 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1996.12
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1996.12

Object Details

  • Description

    Deep bowl with walls curving up from foot and expanding gently to everted plain rim. Walls trimmed about 1 cm above foot. Trimmed foot tapering inward to foot rim on exterior. Nearly vertical on interior. Flat base with short firing crack. Ring inside bottom (left by throwing tool) that approximates diameter of foot. Small ring-shaped scar (?) in center bottom. Slightly warped into oval section. Several vertical cracks of varying length in rim.
    Clay: Grayish porcelain
    Glaze: Vessel glazed entirely with clear glaze, slightly bluish tone, satiny texture. Glaze wiped off footrim. Some gravel/coarse sand (from stacking) adhering to glaze at edge of foot.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Parades: Freer Ceramics Installed by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (November 4, 2006 to January 7, 2008)
  • Origin

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

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Vessel
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