Bottle with inlaid decoration of flying cranes and clouds

Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, 13th century
Medium
Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 30.4 x 18.5 cm (11 15/16 x 7 5/16 in)
Geography
Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1908.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle (maebyeong)

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

To 1908Yamanaka & Company, to 1908 [1]From 1908 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1908 [2]From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]Notes:[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1687, 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. [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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References

Byung-chang Rhee. Masterpieces of Korean Art. 3 vols., Tokyo. cat. 178.Sekai toji zenshu (Catalogue of the World's Ceramics). 19 vols., Tokyo, 1976-1982. cat. 153.Robert L. Hobson, Edward S. Morse, Rose Sickler Williams. Chinese, Corean, and Japanese Potteries: Descriptive Catalogue of the Loan Exhibition. Exh. cat. New York, March 2-21, 1914. cat. 145, p. 108.

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

Copyright with museum