Bowl

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.

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Historical period(s)
Joseon period, beginning of 17th century
Medium
Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Dimensions
H x W: 7.3 x 16.5 cm (2 7/8 x 6 1/2 in)
Geography
Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Hapcheon county
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1897.74
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, lacquer repair, pale blue glaze, porcelain
Provenance

To 1897Yamanaka & Company, to 1897 [1]From 1897 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 [2]From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]Notes:[1] 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.[2] See note 1.[3] 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

Description

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.

Label

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
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum