To 1897Yamanaka & Company, to 1897 From 1897 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 Notes: Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 502, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.  See note 1. The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Previous Owner(s)
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Gold lacquer repairs enabled proud owners to make usable and even attractive utensils out of damaged pots recovered from kiln sites or vessels distorted by overfiring.
- Published References
Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 2.6, p. 22.
- Collection Area(s)
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum