Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, first half of 13th century
Medium
Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 8.1 x 20 cm (3 3/16 x 7 7/8 in)
Geography
Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1917.294
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
black inlay, chrysanthemum, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, peony, stoneware, white inlay
Provenance

To 1917Yamanaka & Company, to 1917 [1]From 1917 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1917 [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. 2553, Freer Galley 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

Label

White inlay fills the ground on the outside of this bowl, surrounding the floral motifs. Inside, the pictorial inlay shows a chrysanthemum blossom and lichee sprays.

Published References

Sekai toji zenshu (Catalogue of the World's Ceramics). 19 vols., Tokyo, 1976-1982. pls. 145-146.Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 231.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 6.33, p. 120.

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

Copyright with museum