Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, first half of 12th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron pigment under celadon glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 23.8 x 16.2 x 16.2 cm (9 3/8 x 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in)
Geography
Korea, Jeollanam-do province, Haenam county, Haenam kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in memory of Rolf Jacoby
Accession Number
F1991.88
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle (maebyeong)

Keywords
chrysanthemum, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, iron pigment, Korea, stoneware, wine, 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

The motif on this wine bottle is identified as the imaginary flower called bosanghwa. The brownish tone of the green glaze is characteristic of vessels with painted iron decoration and suggests that such vessels belong to a different lineage of production from green-glazed or inlay-decorated wares.

Published References
  • Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 10.9, p. 167.
Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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