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At A Glance

  • Period

    second half 15th or early 16th century
  • Geography

    Chungcheong-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Stoneware with white inlay under transparent glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 8.7 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm (3 7/16 x 7 x 7 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Deep bowl with stamped pattern: rounded lower body, walls rising up slightly to everted plain rim. Outer wall trimmed to above the midpoint of the bowl. Bottom of interior wall is not evenly rounded; appears almost conical with the flower stamp in the center. Foot quite tall (16mm), tapers inward and narrows toward rim. Outer wall of the foot divided up in to two sections--not the typical jukjeol ("bamboo joint") foot. Foot trimmed off-centered; rather shallow and has a point in the center.
    Clay: Coarse red-brown stoneware
    Glaze: In-hwa mun--stamped pattern and incised decoration. Inside is divided into four sections by incised concentric lines. A narrow band of shallow and irregular lines incised on lower wall, similar band of decoration in midwall and another narrow band of incised lines just below the rim. Bottom has floral motif stamped in the center. Undulating rope-like pattern fills the first wide section; upright lotus pattern fills the next band; the next wide section is decorated with closely spaced undulating lines; and the small section right below rim is filled with groups of diagonal lines leaning in alternating directions. The outside wall has corresponding decoration of undulating lines in mid body. A similar band of diagonal lines covers outside wall just below rim.
    Stamped depressions were not deep enough to hold white slip; consequently the designs are not distinct. White slip brushed on, showing several brushmarks. Greyish transparent glaze; appears bluish where thick. Scattered pinholes on both interior and exterior walls.
    Spurs: four coarse-sand spurs.
  • 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

    Chungcheong-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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