Tea bowl, Totoya type

Historical period(s)
Joseon period, late 16th-beginning of 17th century
Medium
Stoneware with brushed white slip under translucent glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 7 x 17 cm (2 3/4 x 6 11/16 in)
Geography
Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1898.87
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
clear glaze, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, stoneware, tea, white slip
Provenance

To 1898Yamanaka & Company, to 1898 [1]From 1898 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1898 [2]From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]Notes:[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 571, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.[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

Published References

Louise Allison Cort. Korean Influences in Japanese Ceramics. vol. 15, no. 5 Hong Kong, May 1984. p. 24.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 4.12, p. 44.

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum