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. 518, 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
Deep and spreading ovoidal; bold foot. Five spur-marks inside, and five outside. Gold lacquer repairs.
Clay: hard, dense, gray; porcelain.
Glaze: lustrous pale green resembling ch'ing-pai type. Glaze covers footrim and inside of foot.
During the Choson period in Korea, while the finest porcelain ceramics, with or without cobalt decoration, were produced for the royal court, numerous peripheral workshops made undecorated porcelain bowls and dishes of a coarser grade for the commercial market. The offhand elegance of such wares, conversely, made them esteemed in Japan for use as tea bowls.
- Collection Area(s)
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum