Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, 11th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze
H x W: 7.8 x 16.2 cm (3 1/16 x 6 3/8 in)
Korea, Jeollanam-do province, Gangjin county, Gangjin kilns, Yongun-ri group
Credit Line
Gift of Grace Gosnell Tucker, in honor of Horace Grant Underwood
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, lotus, stoneware, WWII-era provenance

To 1888-1889
Possibly in the collection of Queen Min, Korea, to 1888-1889 [1]

From 1888-1889
Lillias Horton Underwood, Korea, possibly given by Queen Min in 1888-1889 [2]

Helen Mary Underwood Conard, Brooklyn, NY, given by Dr. Horace Underwood and Lillias Horton Underwood [3]

Evelyn Conard Gosnell, Auburn, NY, given by Helen Mary Underwood Conard [4]

To 1999
Grace Gosnell Tucker, by inheritance from Evelyn Conard Gosnell, to 1999 [5]

From 1999
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Grace Gosnell Tucker in 1999


[1] According to a letter written by the donor, Grace Gosnell Tucker, dated November 1999 (see copy in object file): "The bowl was probably given to my great aunt, Lillias Horton (m. Horace Grant Underwood, 1889 in Korea) at some time in the 1880s, after 1888 or during that year, by Queen Min. Later, Dr. Horace Underwood and Lillias presented the bowl to my grandmother, of Brooklyn, N.Y. She was the younger sister of Horace, named Helen Mary Underwood Conard. Grandmother gave the bowl to my mother, Evelyn Conard Gosnell; I remember it in my house in Auburn, N.Y., where I grew up. My mother then willed it to me, as indicated in the enclosed documents." See also, Curatorial Note 1, Louise A. Cort, November 24, 1999, in the object record, as well as Curatorial Note 4, Louise Cort, May 9, 2006, in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

[4] See note 1.

[5] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Grace Gosnell Tucker
Lillias Horton Underwood
Helen Mary Underwood Conard
Evelyn Conard Gosnell

Published References
  • Lillias Horton Underwood. Fifteen Years Amont the Top-Knots., 2nd reprint. Seoul, Korea. pp. 26-9, 378-9.
  • Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 10.8, p. 164.
Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum