Long-necked bottle with octagonal body

Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, 12th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze
H x W: 30 x 16.2 cm (11 13/16 x 6 3/8 in)
Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, stoneware

To 1898Unknown owners, Seoul, to 1898 [1]From 1898 to 1907Dr. Horace N. Allen (1858-1932), Toledo, Ohio, purchased from unknown owners, in Seoul, in 1898 [2]From 1907 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dr. Horace N. Allen in 1907 [3]From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]Notes:[1] See Curatorial Remark 10, Louise Cort, January 4, 2012, in the object record, which states: "According to Horace Allen's catalogue of his collection, he bought this bottle in Seoul in 1898..." (see Horace Allen, Copy of a Certified Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient Korean Pottery [Seoul: 1901], pg. 7, no. 1).[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1602, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Pamphlets S.I. 738 and S.I. 739 for Allen Correspondence, as well as Pamphlet S.I. 740, Original Allen Catalogue, No. 1, pg. 7. [3] See note 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Dr. Horace N. Allen (C.L. Freer source) 1858 - 1932

Published References

Hayashiya Seizo, Hasebe Gakuji, Ikutaro Ito. Ataka Korekushon Toyo toji meihin zuroku (Masterpieces of Chinese and Korean Ceramics in the Ataka Collection). 3 vols., Tokyo. cat. 135.Sekai toji zenshu (Catalogue of the World's Ceramics). 19 vols., Tokyo, 1976-1982. cat. 155.

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
The Story of the Beautiful
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