Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze; gold lacquer repairs
H x Diam: 7.7 × 15.2 cm (3 1/16 × 6 in)
Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
second half of 16th century
Deep flaring; small high foot. Four spur-marks inside and four on foot. Gold lacquer repairs.
Clay: hard, dense, resonant; porcelain.
Glaze: warm light gray; pitted. Brown stains.
Prince of Kaga Collection, Kanazawa, Japan 
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1897 
From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 This is one of ten tea bowls (F1897.81 - F1897.90) acquired as a group from the former collection of the "Prince of Kaga." presumably the last head
of the Maeda house, the daimyo family that had served as feudal lords of Kaga Province (now part of Ishikawa prefecture, centering around the castle town of Kanazawa) since the beginning of the 17th century (see Curatorial Remark 5, Louise Cort, 1982, in the object record, as well as F1897.89a-c, Curatorial Remark 10, Louise Cort, September 1982).
 Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 689, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 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
Korean Tea Bowls for Japan (July 1, 2012 to August 20, 2013)
Golden Seams: The Japanese Art of Mending Ceramics (November 8, 2008 to May 10, 2009)
Korean Art (December 17, 1984 to June 23, 1986)
Korean Art (March 20, 1982 to 2 April 1984)
Korean Art (June 4, 1982 to September 23, 1982)
Korean Art (July 15, 1981 to September 15, 1981)
Previous custodian or owner:
Maeda daimyo of Kaga
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)