Bowl

Clay: Soft beige stoneware.
Glaze: Coated with white slip. Body probably dipped into slip, then foot dipped; slip layers overlap a little. Slip chipped off where thick in the overlapping area and around rim. Entire vessel dipped into clear glaze, appear green where thick. Fired on top of fine sand, some granules adhering to glaze inside of foot. Interior bottom has five ground down scars from wads of clay used for stacking. Different kind of clay used for these: sandy yellow clay with big white and black granules. Large part of interior wall stained brown except near the rim. Exterior wall is only partially stained; otherwise greenish white.

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Historical period(s)
Joseon period, second half of 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with dipped white slip under transparent glaze
Style
Buncheong ware, Undae-ri type
Dimensions
H x Diam: 7.9 x 15.1 cm (3 1/8 x 5 15/16 in)
Geography
Korea, Jeollanam-do province, Goheung county, Undae-ri kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1996.20
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Buncheong ware, clear glaze, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1959-1963 to 1996
Mr. Gregory Henderson (died 1988) and Mrs. Maria Henderson (died 2007), West Medford, MA, acquired in Korea from an unnamed dealer during 1959-1963 [1]

From 1996
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Maria Henderson in 1996 [2]

Notes:

[1] Mr. and Mrs. Henderson acquired this object in Korea whilst they were living in Seoul (see Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record). Also, see Curatorial Remark 1, Louise A. Cort, August 27, 1996, in the object record.

[2] See Freer Gallery of Art Accession List, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Maria Henderson died 2007

Description

Clay: Soft beige stoneware.
Glaze: Coated with white slip. Body probably dipped into slip, then foot dipped; slip layers overlap a little. Slip chipped off where thick in the overlapping area and around rim. Entire vessel dipped into clear glaze, appear green where thick. Fired on top of fine sand, some granules adhering to glaze inside of foot. Interior bottom has five ground down scars from wads of clay used for stacking. Different kind of clay used for these: sandy yellow clay with big white and black granules. Large part of interior wall stained brown except near the rim. Exterior wall is only partially stained; otherwise greenish white.

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