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Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze; silver fitting and cap
H x Diam: 36.2 × 20.8 cm (14 1/4 × 8 3/16 in)
Gangjin kilns, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
14th century
Goryeo period
Large, double-gourd shaped; silver capped; broad foot.
Clay: hard, resonant.
Glaze: greenish-gray celadon with yellowish discolorations; crackled, and fissured. Base and footrim unglazed.
Decoration: inlaid in white and black slip under glaze, combining stamped and freehand motifs: lotus-petal band around neck; small clouds filling upper bulb; overlapping lotus-petal band below waist, with stamped circles, above stamped cloud-lappet band; four large medallions, two of chrysanthemum sprays, two of cranes in willow trees, alternating with chrysanthemum sprays; overlapping lotus-petal band above base.
To 1897
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1897 [1]
From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 42, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Rediscovering Korea’s Past (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
Untitled Exhibition, The Japan Society, February 1914 (February 1914)
Previous custodian or owner:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
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Goryeo period (918 - 1392)  Search this
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willow tree  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
On View:
Freer Gallery 14: Rediscovering Korea's Past
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Korean Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art
The Story of the Beautiful
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery