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Stoneware with celadon glaze
H x W: 3.7 x 6.9 cm (1 7/16 x 2 11/16 in)
Gangjin kilns, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
12th century
Goryeo period
Oil bottle; flattened form with short, small neck and dish-mouth, slightly defined unglazed footrim, three large clay spur marks on footrim and adjacent base.
Clay: porcellanous, light gray.
Glaze: fine quality celadon, gray-green with bluish tone, soft lustre, glaze on base but wiped from edge of foot-rim. Some dark flecks, possibly iron. Decoration: finely incised in paste under glaze on top half of bottle; foliate scroll band below lotus petal band.
To 1909
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1909 [1]
From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1909 [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. 1912, 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:
Cranes and Clouds: The Korean Art of Ceramic Inlay (November 5, 2011 to January 3, 2016)
Korean Ceramics of the Koryo Dynasty (May 9, 1993 to August 7, 2011)
Korean Art (May 9, 1993 to January 29, 1997)
Korean Art (March 20, 1982 to 2 April 1984)
Korean Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to October 13, 1978)
Korean Art (November 2, 1959 to November 22, 1971)
Untitled Exhibition, Korean Art, 1958 (July 10, 1958 to April 15, 1959)
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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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery