Tea bowl

Historical period(s)
Edo period or Joseon period, early 17th century
Medium
Stoneware (unvitrified porcelain) with opaque glaze
Style
Possibly Karatsu ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.3 x 13.4 x 13.4 cm (3 11/16 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan or Korea, Saga prefecture or Gyeongsangnam-do province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1897.77
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Karatsu ware, Korea, stoneware, tea, unvitrified 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] See Original Pottery List, L. 524, 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

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
Google Cultural Institute
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