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Tea bowl, mishima type
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Stoneware with white slip inlaid and brushed under clear glaze
H x Diam: 8.4 × 15.1 cm (3 5/16 × 5 15/16 in)
Wakan (Waegwan) kiln, Busan city, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
mid 17th century
Tea bowl, deep ovoidal; low hollowed foot.
Clay: hard, resonant.
Glaze: White slip brushed irregularly under clear glaze appearing bluish-gray where thick; partially underfired; inside of footrim glazed.
Decoration: inlaid with white slip, under glaze; combining mishima and hakeme.
Japanese Trading Company, New York to 1899 
From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the Japanese Trading Company in 1899 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 367, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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
Previous custodian or owner:
Japanese Trading Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Joseon period (1392 - 1910)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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Korean Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art
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