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Medium:
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 7.6 x 16.5 cm (3 x 6 1/2 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Gangjin or Buan kilns, Jeolla-do province, Korea
Date:
late 11th-early 12th century
Period:
Goryeo period
Description:
Bowl, deep ovoidal, with low foot; four spur-marks on unglazed footrim. Warped X-shaped crack in base.
Clay: hard, musical.
Glaze: bright greenish-gray celadon; crackled. Brownish deposits on the inside.
Decoration: incised in paste, under glaze: overlapping lotus petals.
Provenance:
Unknown owners, Seoul [1]
From 1884-1898 to 1907
Dr. Horace N. Allen (1858-1932), Toledo, Ohio, purchased from unknown owners, in Seoul, during 1884-1898 [2]
From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dr. Horace N. Allen in 1907 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] Horace N. Allen acquired his collection in Seoul between 1884 and 1898. See Horace Allen, Copy of a Certified Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient Korean Pottery:
purchased and owned by Horace Newton Allen (Nak Tong [Korea]: Seoul Press, 1901), pg. 7.
[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1635, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Pamphlets S.I. 738 and S.I. 739, for Allen Correspondence, as well as Pamphlet S.I. 740, Original Allen Catalogue, No. 33, pg. 13.
[3] See note 2.
[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
Previous custodian or owner:
Dr. Horace N. Allen (1858-1932) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Goryeo period (918 - 1392)  Search this
lotus  Search this
green glaze  Search this
Korea  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Korean Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.316
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
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Korean Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye315748e4c-06f7-43a3-81e0-26cd214f64cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.316