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Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze
H x W: 5.2 x 7.3 cm (2 1/16 x 2 7/8 in)
Gangjin or Buan kilns, Jeolla-do province, Korea
mid 12th century
Goryeo period
Oil bottle: flattened form; dish mouth; low foot-rim; three large spur marks with support material adhering.
Clay: porcellanous, light gray, buff where exposed.
Glaze: gray-green celadon; soft lustre; uneven flow; partly covering foot-rim and base; some areas of cracle; a few defects such as a chip-scar, a rough dark inclusion.
Decoration: incised and inlaid in white and black clays (slip) under the glaze; four chrysanthemum heads with leaves spaced on shoulder in band defined by double rings.
To 1909
Yamanaka & Company, London, 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. 1993, 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 (April 11, 1978 to October 13, 1978)
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)
Goryeo period (918 - 1392)  Search this
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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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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery