Historical period(s)
Joseon period, second half of 15th-first half of 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under transparent glaze
Style
Buncheong ware, Gyeryongsan type
Dimensions
H x Diam: 30.5 x 24.4 cm (12 x 9 5/8 in)
Geography
Korea, Chungcheongnam-do province, Gongju city, Hakbong-ri village, Gyeryongsan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1918.147
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Buncheong ware, clear glaze, Gyeryongsan type, iron pigment, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, lotus, stoneware, white slip
Provenance

To 1918Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1918 [1]From 1918 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1918 [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. 2586, Freer Galley 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

The tall, slender shape of this stoneware jar, the incised bands, and the lotus petals painted in iron-based pigment around the base echo the shape and motifs of more costly cobalt-decorated porcelain. This jar was probably made at the kiln for punch'ong ware located at the foot of Kyeryongsan, a mountain that also housed a Buddhist monastery.

Published References

Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 253.Sekai toji zenshu (Catalogue of the World's Ceramics). 19 vols., Tokyo, 1976-1982. pp. 4-5.G. St. G.M. Gompertz. Korean Pottery and Porcelain of the Yi Period. London and New York. pp. 32-37.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 4.24, p. 67.

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

Copyright with museum