Historical period(s)
Joseon period, second half 16th century
Medium
Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 8 x 16 cm (3 1/8 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
Korea, Western Gyeongsangnam-do province, Jinju
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1902.68
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

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

To 1902Samuel Colman (1832-1920), New York, NY, and Newport, RI, to 1902 [1]From 1902 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Samuel Colman Collection, American Art Association, New York, March 19-22, 1902 [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. 1134, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Samuel Colman was collecting Asian objects by at least 1880 (see Curatorial Remark 11, Louise Cort, April 20, 2007, in the object record).[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)

Samuel Colman 1832 - 1920
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
American Art Association (C.L. Freer source) established 1883

Label

This bowl was probably made to order at a kiln in southeastern Korea to be exported to Japan for use as a tea bowl. It represents the earliest phase of such ordering as identified by archaeological research. Its shape is that of a tea bowl used in Japan, not of a Korean tableware bowl converted to use as a tea bowl.

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