Storage jar


Historical period(s)
Joseon period, ca. 1900
Porcelain with cobalt and iron pigments under transparent glaze
Haeju ware
H x W x D: 25.5 x 29.7 x 29.7 cm (10 1/16 x 11 11/16 x 11 11/16 in)
Korea, Hwanghaenam-do province, Haeju
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Jar (tanji)

clear glaze, cobalt pigment, Haeju ware, iron pigment, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, porcelain, WWII-era provenance

From the early 1980s to 1996
Mrs. Keum-Ja Kang, the Kang Collection, New York, acquired in Seoul in the early 1980s [1]

From 1996
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from the Kang Collection, May 21, 1996 [2]


[1] According to notes in the object's record, Mrs. Kang acquired this jar in Seoul, South Korea in the early 1980s. The base of the jar bears a paper label with stamped cancellation signifying that the jar was cleared through appropriate government channels before being brought to the United States.

[2] See Invoice issued by Kang Collection to the Freer Gallery on May 21, 1996, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Keum-Ja Kang

Published References
  • Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 10.23, p. 184.
Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
Google Cultural Institute
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