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Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze
H x W x D: 32.8 x 15.5 x 15 cm (12 15/16 x 6 1/8 x 5 7/8 in)
Gangjin or Buan kilns, Jeolla-do province, Korea
late 12th-early 13th century
Goryeo period
Long-necked bottle. Globular body, tall tubular neck; small projecting eyelet. Neck restored at root. Traces of clay spurs around low footrim.
Clay: hard, gray.
Glaze: luminous grayish-green celadon; light crackle.
Decoration: incised in paste, inlaid in black and white under glaze. Key-fret band around rim. Cloud-lappet band around shoulder at neck. Two sprays each of peony and chrysanthemum, alternating. Overlapping lotus petals, with double outlines around base.
To 1908
Yamanaka and Company, to 1908 [1]
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka and Company in 1908 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1685, 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 Art (March 20, 1980 to March 3, 1981)
Early Chinese Pottery and Scultpure, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916 (March 6 to October 15, 1916)
Untitled Exhibition, The Japan Society, February 1914 (February 1914)
Previous custodian or owner:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
inlay (process)  Search this
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peony  Search this
Goryeo period (918 - 1392)  Search this
chrysanthemum  Search this
lotus  Search this
green glaze  Search this
Korea  Search this
stoneware  Search this
white slip  Search this
Korean Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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Restrictions & Rights:
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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