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Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze; gold lacquer repair
H x W x D: 25.4 x 20.2 x 17.8 cm (10 x 7 15/16 x 7 in)
Gangjin or Buan kilns, Jeolla-do province, Korea
late 13th-early 14th century
Goryeo period
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.
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]
[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.
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)
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
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
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery