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Stoneware with white slip under brushed iron pigment similating hakeme, under clear glaze; clear glaze inside foot; gold lacquer repairs.
H x Diam: 9 × 15.2 cm (3 9/16 × 6 in)
Busan ware
Wakan (Waegwan) kiln, Busan city, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
early 18th century
Joseon period
Bowl, deep, conical; bold foot, five spur-marks inside. Cracked and re-paired with gold lacquer. Spur marks on foot.
Clay: hard, dense, brown
Glaze: white slip dipped and subsequently brushed on outside, beneath clear glaze, minutely crackled, brownish stains, slight iridescence.
Decoration: outside brushed to create effect of hakeme [Jpn] (brushed-on slip.)
To 1897
Yamanaka & Company, 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] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 749, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
[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:
Japanese Art (November 7, 1986 to July 19, 1988)
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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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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Restrictions & Rights:
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Korean Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery