Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, second half of 10th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze
H x W: 4.6 x 12.3 cm (1 13/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Korea, Hwanghaenam-do or Gyeonggi-do province, Bongcheon county or Siheung city, Wonsan-ri or Bangsan-dong kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


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

Unknown owners, Seoul [1]

From 1884-1898 to 1907
Dr. Horace N. Allen (1858-1932), Toledo, Ohio, purchased from unknown owners, in Seoul, during 1884-1898 [2]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dr. Horace N. Allen in 1907 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[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. 1653, 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. 50, pg. 15.

[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
  • Louise Allison Cort. Korean Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art. .
  • Walter Hough. The Bernadou, Allen, and Jouy Corean Collections in the United States National Museum: From the Report of the U.S. National Museum, 1891. Washington. .
  • Ingyu Kim. About New Achievements in Early Celadon Production on the Korean Peninsula: A Look at Bangsandong Kiln Site in Kyonggido Sihungsi. vol. 120 Tokyo, 2002. pp. 27-42.
  • Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington. no. 6.1, p. 74.
Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art
Google Cultural Institute
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