Cup stand

Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, second half of 12th-early 13th century
Medium
Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 5.1 x 16.9 cm (2 x 6 5/8 in)
Geography
Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1904.325
On View Location
Freer Gallery 14: Rediscovering Korea's Past
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Cup stand

Keywords
black inlay, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, stoneware, white inlay
Provenance

Kojima Collection, Nagasaki [1]To 1904Yamanaka & Company, to 1904 [2]From 1904 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1904 [3]From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]Notes:[1] See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1325, 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.[3] See note 1 and 2. [4] 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)
Kojima Collection
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Label

With its petal-shaped tray and foot and a central support modeled in the form of a lotus, this stand once held a flower-shaped wine cup. The cup's decoration would have matched that of the stand, which uses both black and white inlay to render floral motifs.

Published References

Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 238.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 6.28, p. 111.

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

Copyright with museum