Serving bowl or tea bowl

Bowl, compressed ovoidal; bold foot. Gold lacquer repairs.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: reddish-tan splashed with slate gray.
Decoration: cream-white hakeme, blistered and broken.

Under the thickly brushed slip is a full array of stamped and combed decoration, which would have been more visible had more of the slip been brushed off.

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Historical period(s)
Joseon period, second half of 17th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip inlaid and brushed under clear glaze
Style
Hansu ware
Dimensions
H x W: 8.7 x 15.8 cm (3 7/16 x 6 1/4 in)
Geography
Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Hansu kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1907.90
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
clear glaze, Hansu ware, Japan, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, stoneware, tea, white inlay, white slip
Provenance

To 1907Unidentified owner, Japan, to 1907 [1]From 1907 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Japan from an unidentified owner in spring 1907 [2]From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]Notes:[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1568, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.[2] See note 1. [3] 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

Description

Bowl, compressed ovoidal; bold foot. Gold lacquer repairs.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: reddish-tan splashed with slate gray.
Decoration: cream-white hakeme, blistered and broken.

Under the thickly brushed slip is a full array of stamped and combed decoration, which would have been more visible had more of the slip been brushed off.

Published References

Chado Shiryokan. Kaiseki Utensils. Kyoto. cat. 106.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 4.21, p. 60.Tsuji Kaiichi. Urasenke Kaiseki. Kyoto. p. 160.

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