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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: 6.2 x 17.2 x 17.2 cm (2 7/16 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Wide shallow bowl, walls opening wide above broad vessel base, ending in plain rim. Exterior wall trimmed almost to rim. Small foot with off-center interior trimming quickly cut, leaving peak of clay in center; exterior of foot beveled. Rim warped, possibly by handling. Three hairline cracks below rim. Gold lacquer repair to loss in rim.
    Clay: Medium-brown sandy stoneware with many white particles.
    Glaze: Vessel dipped into white slip, which covers interior and most of exterior wall, stopping about 1 cm above foot; four trails of slip run to foot. Slip has lifted or popped off where thick at lower edge. Clear, viscous glaze, grayish where thick, not applied to foot or base; four fingerprints outside foot. Ring of five oval stacking scars off-center in bottom. Slip and glaze stained and crackled in interior.
  • 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
  • Type

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