Historical period(s)
Joseon period, 18th century
Medium
Porcelain with transparent glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 36.4 x 31 cm (14 5/16 x 12 3/16 in)
Geography
Korea
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1909.37
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
clear glaze, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, porcelain
Provenance

To 1909Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1909 [1]From 1909 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1909 [2]From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]Notes:[1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 1926, 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)

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

Label

Porcelain clay is difficult to shape on the potter's wheel, and large storage jars like this tend to be somewhat irregular in form.  The jar was made in two sections thrown separately then joined below the shoulder. The clay was stained from the inside in the course of the jar's use for storage of soy-based sauces or other foodstuffs.

Published References

Ewha Womans University Museum. Special Exhibition of White Porcelain Jars in Choson Period (Choson paekcha hangari). Exh. cat. Seoul. cat. 13.National Government of Korea. Chonson Period Ceramics in the Lee Hong-kun Collection. Seoul. cats. 533-534.Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 256.

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