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Medium:
Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze; gold lacquer repair
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 25.4 x 20.2 x 17.8 cm (10 x 7 15/16 x 7 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Gangjin or Buan kilns, Jeolla-do province, Korea
Date:
late 13th-early 14th century
Period:
Goryeo period
Description:
Jar: ovoidal with two flattened sides; base barely recessed within flat rim, has nearly complete ring of earthy material from kiln; extensive gold lacquer repair of body and lip; heavily potted.
Clay: porcellanous, gray.
Glaze: gray-green celadon; uneven flow; partial and thin on base; many flaws, pits and pinholes; areas of surface deterioration from burial. Fine color quality with bluish tone evident in thick and pooled areas, as inside lip.
Decoration: stamped, incised and inlaid with white and black clays (slip) under the glaze. Portions of the white decoration have a relief effect apparently due to thick collection of glaze over those areas and perhaps to a thicker application or piling up of the slip.
Provenance:
Kojima Collection, Nagasaki [1]
To 1904
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1904 [2]
From 1904
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1904 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 1330, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See note 1.
[4] 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.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
The Peacock Room Comes to America [2022] (September 3, 2022 - ongoing)
The Peacock Room Comes to America [2017-2019] (October 14, 2017 to January 2, 2019)
The Peacock Room Comes to America [2011-2016] (April 9, 2011 to January 4, 2016)
Korean Art (March 20, 1982 to 2 April 1984)
Korean Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to October 13, 1978)
Previous custodian or owner:
Kojima Collection
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Goryeo period (918 - 1392)  Search this
green glaze  Search this
Korea  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Korean Art  Search this
lacquer repair  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1904.330
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
On View:
Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Korean Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art
The Story of the Beautiful
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3d953aafa-fc95-41d6-95f1-170e1f406231
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1904.330