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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 transparent glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 7.4 x 13.4 x 13.4 cm (2 15/16 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Description: Wide shallow bowl, walls rounding inward to everted plain rim, resting on short, trimmed foot. Base of vessel trimmed to widest diameter of body. Trimmed interior of foot slightly domed.
    Clay: Coarse, sandy, grayish-brown stoneware with many white granules (color visible only in one place in vessel interior where slip popped off), appearing greenish-brown under glaze. Several small air bubbles in wall. One vertical hairline crack below rim.
    Glaze: Dipped into white slip, which covers interior and exterior wall down to widest diameter of body. Small area of crawling in bottom center caused by too much moisture and thick slip. One trail of slip partially wiped off. Slip has popped off in two places in interior and in several places around edge of slip coating on exterior. Clear glaze covering entire vesel, including footrim. Footrim bears scars of five sandy refractory clay wads (ground down) used for stacking; other small fragments of wads adhere inside and outside foot. Glaze crackled, stained on interior.
  • Provenance

    To 1962
    Pak Hyo-sik, Korea, to 1962 [1]
    From 1962 to 1996
    Mr. Gregory Henderson (died 1988) and Mrs. Maria Henderson (died 2007), West Medford, MA, purchased from Pak Hyo-sik, in Korea, in 1962 [2]
    From 1996
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Maria Henderson in 1996 [3]
    [1] Mr. and Mrs. Henderson acquired this object in Korea from Pak Hyo-sik whilst they were living in Seoul (according to an undated note in the object record). See also, Curatorial Remark 1, Louise A. Cort, August 27, 1996, in the object record, as well as Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] 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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