To 1911Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto, to 1911 From 1911 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company in 1911 From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 Notes: See Original Pottery List, L. 2153, 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)
Y. Fujita and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Tea-bowl, flaring, conical. Open cup-shaped stand. Four kiln marks on bowl.
Clay: hard grayish.
Glaze: bowl - lustrous blackish-green, pitted; stand - very dark green, more thickly pitted and crackled.
Spurs: on bowl, traces of four sandy clay spurs on the glazed footrim.
Tea drinking was part of the daily routine in the Goryeo court. Shallow ceramic bowls placed on matching stands were used to serve the tea, which was prepared in the bowl by whisking powdered green leaves with hot water. This bowl's luminous dark color, intended to complement the color of the tea, is produced by a coating of iron-rich slip (liquid clay) beneath a green glaze.
- Published References
Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pls. 247-248.Edward B. Adams. Korea's Pottery Heritage. 2 vols., Seoul, 1986-1990. cat. 125.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. 121.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 6.7, p. 82.
- Collection Area(s)
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum