To 1904Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1904 From 1904 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, in 1904 From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 Notes: Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 1292, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. 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
Three Chinese characters stamped below the rim of this bowl name a Korean government office for which the work was made. Despite their intended use for serving rice or soup, some bowls of this type were exported to Japan, where they became teabowls. Tea tannin has stained the soft glaze deeply, creating a patina cherished by tea practitioners. The costly lacquer repair with relief design of autumn grasses echoes the stamped motif of wild aster flowers.
- Published References
Louise Allison Cort. Korean Influences in Japanese Ceramics. vol. 15, no. 5 Hong Kong, May 1984. p. 18.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. nos. 3.1, 4.3, pp. 25, 33.Stephen Weintraub, Kanya Tsujimoto, Sadae Y. Walters. Urushi and Conservation: The Use of Japanese Lacquer in the Restoration of Japanese Art. vol. 11 Washington and Ann Arbor. pp. 59-60, fig. 31.
- Collection Area(s)
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum