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Stoneware with dipped white slip under transparent glaze; gold lacquer repairs
H x Diam: 10.8 × 13.4 cm (4 1/4 × 5 1/4 in)
Buncheong ware
Jeollanam-do province, Korea
second half of 16th century
Joseon period
Jar, deep, contracted mouth and flaring low foot; gold lacquer repairs.
Clay: hard, resonant, dark gray.
Glaze: transparent, with runs, covers inside, outside, base and foot. Slight crackle near lip. Stained.
Decoration: white slip covering approximately top half of jar under the glaze.
To 1900
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1900 [1]
From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1900 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
[1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 670, 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:
Korean Ceramics (February 4, 1997 to August 7, 2011)
Korean Ceramics of the Koryo Dynasty (May 9, 1993 to August 7, 2011)
Korean Influences on Japanese Slip-Decorated Ceramics (February 16, 1984 to November 9, 1984)
Korean Art (June 24, 1977 to April 8, 1978)
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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Korean Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery