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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 Diam: 7.9 x 15.1 cm (3 1/8 x 5 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Clay: Soft beige stoneware.
    Glaze: Coated with white slip. Body probably dipped into slip, then foot dipped; slip layers overlap a little. Slip chipped off where thick in the overlapping area and around rim. Entire vessel dipped into clear glaze, appear green where thick. Fired on top of fine sand, some granules adhering to glaze inside of foot. Interior bottom has five ground down scars from wads of clay used for stacking. Different kind of clay used for these: sandy yellow clay with big white and black granules. Large part of interior wall stained brown except near the rim. Exterior wall is only partially stained; otherwise greenish white.
  • 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 (see Curatorial Remark 5 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
  • Exhibition History

    Parades: Freer Ceramics Installed by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (November 4, 2006 to January 7, 2008)
    The Tea Ceremony in Japan XII (July 2, 2000 to February 4, 2001)
  • 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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