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At A Glance

  • Period

    11th century
  • Geography

    Gangjin kilns, Yongun-ri group, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 7.8 x 16.2 cm (3 1/16 x 6 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Stoneware with translucent gray-green glaze, everted foot and scars of firing spurs around the unglazed footrim. It bears molded lotus petals on its exterior wall, and the edges of the lotus petals are emphasized by incised lines.
  • Provenance

    To 1888-1889
    Possibly in the collection of Queen Min, Korea, to 1888-1889 [1]
    From 1888-1889
    Lillias Horton Underwood, Korea, possibly given by Queen Min in 1888-1889 [2]
    Helen Mary Underwood Conard, Brooklyn, NY, given by Dr. Horace Underwood and Lillias Horton Underwood [3]
    Evelyn Conard Gosnell, Auburn, NY, given by Helen Mary Underwood Conard [4]
    To 1999
    Grace Gosnell Tucker, by inheritance from Evelyn Conard Gosnell, to 1999 [5]
    From 1999
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Grace Gosnell Tucker in 1999
    [1] According to a letter written by the donor, Grace Gosnell Tucker, dated November 1999 (see copy in object file): "The bowl was probably given to my great aunt, Lillias Horton (m. Horace Grant Underwood, 1889 in Korea) at some time in the 1880s, after 1888 or during that year, by Queen Min.
    Later, Dr. Horace Underwood and Lillias presented the bowl to my grandmother, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
    She was the younger sister of Horace, named Helen Mary Underwood Conard.
    Grandmother gave the bowl to my mother, Evelyn Conard Gosnell; I remember it in my house in Auburn, N.Y., where I grew up. My mother then willed it to me, as indicated in the enclosed documents." See also, Curatorial Note 1, Louise A. Cort, November 24, 1999, in the object record, as well as Curatorial Note 4, Louise Cort, May 9, 2006, in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See note 1.
    [4] See note 1.
    [5] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Cranes and Clouds: The Korean Art of Ceramic Inlay (November 5, 2011 to January 3, 2016)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Lillias Horton Underwood
    Helen Mary Underwood Conard
    Evelyn Conard Gosnell
    Grace Gosnell Tucker
  • Origin

    Gangjin kilns, Yongun-ri group, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Grace Gosnell Tucker, in honor of Horace Grant Underwood
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