Covered container

Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, second half of 12th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron pigment under celadon glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 8.3 x 9.2 cm (3 1/4 x 3 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
F1907.292a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Container

Keywords
flower, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, iron pigment, Korea, stoneware
Provenance

Unknown owners, Seoul [1]From 1884-1898 to 1907Dr. Horace N. Allen (1858-1932), Toledo, Ohio, purchased from unknown owners, in Seoul, during 1884-1898 [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] Horace N. Allen acquired his collection in Seoul between 1884 and 1898. See Horace Allen, Copy of a Certified Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient Korean Pottery: purchased and owned by Horace Newton Allen (Nak Tong [Korea]: Seoul Press, 1901), pg. 7. [2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1611, 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. 9, pg. 11.[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

Label

The function of this box as a medicine container is confirmed through its resemblance to similar containers inscribed with the name of a royal office for medical matters.

Published References

Sekai toji zenshu (Catalogue of the World's Ceramics). 19 vols., Tokyo, 1976-1982. cat. 141.Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 219.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 6.21, p. 100.Nezu Museum. Kanzo chawan hyakkasen. Exh. cat. Tokyo, October 10 - November 24, 1985. pp. 121-122.

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

Copyright with museum