To 1909Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1909 From 1909 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1909 From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 Notes: Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1913, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.  See note 1. 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
Koryo potters were masters at sculpting water droppers in the forms of birds, animals, and human figures. The vessels supplied water for the process of making ink by grinding a stick of ink on an inkstone.
- Published References
G. St. G.M. Gompertz. Korean Celadon. Faber monographs on pottery and porcelain, 1st American ed. New York. pl. A.Sekai toji zenshu (Catalogue of the World's Ceramics). 19 vols., Tokyo, 1976-1982. .Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 229.Ann Yonemura. Korean Art in Western Collections, 5: Korean Art in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 4, no. 2 Los Angeles, June 1983. pp. 4-15, pl. 4.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 6.19, p. 97.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. 103, p. 99.
- Collection Area(s)
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum