Bottle

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Historical period(s)
Joseon period, 19th century
Medium
Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze; lacquer repair
Style
Bunwon ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 14.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm (5 9/16 x 4 x 4 in)
Geography
Korea, Gyeonggi-do province, Gwangju county, Bunwon kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in memory of Rolf Jacoby
Accession Number
F1991.76
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle

Keywords
Bunwon ware, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, lacquer repair, pale blue glaze, porcelain, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1947-1950 to 1991
Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby (died 1989) and Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby (died 2002), Centreville, MD and Washington, D.C., acquired by Rolf R. Jacoby in Korea between 1947-1950 [1]

From 1991
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in 1991 [2]

Notes:

[1] "This object, along with the others given with it, was acquired by Rolf Jacoby, the donor's late husband, in Korea between 1947 and 1950, while he served as a diplomat" (according to a note by Kate Theimer, November 28, 1995, in the object record).

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby died 2002
Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby and Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby

Label

In the late Joseon period, potters started making cylindrical porcelain bottles like this one in addition to the popular pear-shaped or round forms.

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

Copyright with museum