Tea-ceremony water jar

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Historical period(s)
Joseon period, 17th century
Medium
Stoneware with translucent glaze; lacquered wooden lid
Style
Busan ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 14.1 x 20.1 x 20.1 cm (5 9/16 x 7 15/16 x 7 15/16 in)
Geography
Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Busan, Wakan (Waegwan) kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1899.72a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea ceremony water jar (mizusashi)

Keywords
Busan ware, clear glaze, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, stoneware, tea, water
Provenance

To 1899
Yamanaka & Company, to 1899 [1]

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1899 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 113, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 4.22, p. 63.
Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum