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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

    Bunwon kilns, Gyeonggi-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 7.3 x 13.6 x 13.6 cm (2 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl with rounded lower body, walls rising to everted plain rim. Circle matching diameter of foot impressed into bottom, probably with throwing tool. Exterior wall trimmed to above midpoint. Small trimmed foot tapering into footrim, interior of foot nearly vertical; point in center of base. Single fine line incised on exterior below rim.
    Clay: Off-white porcelain with scattered black specks.
    Glaze: Clear glaze, bluish where thick; wide band of pale gray discoloration (carbon trapped in glaze and body?) around exterior. Glaze wiped off footrim but covers small chip in edge of foot. Fine sand used for stacking adheres to footrim.
  • 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 source 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).
    [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

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

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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