Tea bowl

Historical period(s)
Joseon period, second half of 16th century
Medium
Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Dimensions
H x W: 7.7 x 15.2 cm (3 1/16 x 6 in)
Geography
Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1897.87
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl (koraijawan)

Keywords
Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, lacquer repair, pale blue glaze, porcelain, tea
Provenance

Prince of Kaga Collection, Kanazawa, Japan [1]To 1897Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1897 [2]From 1897 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 [3]From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]Notes:[1] This is one of ten tea bowls (F1897.81 - F1897.90) acquired as a group from the former collection of the "Prince of Kaga." presumably the last head of the Maeda house, the daimyo family that had served as feudal lords of Kaga Province (now part of Ishikawa prefecture, centering around the castle town of Kanazawa) since the beginning of the 17th century (see Curatorial Remark 5, Louise Cort, 1982, in the object record, as well as F1897.89a-c, Curatorial Remark 10, Louise Cort, September 1982).[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 689, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.[3] See note 2.[4] 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)

Maeda daimyo of Kaga
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References

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. 2.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 4.11, p. 44.

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

Copyright with museum