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Stoneware with black slip under celadon glaze
H x Diam: 4.3 × 13.3 cm (1 11/16 × 5 1/4 in)
Black Goryeo ware
Furniture and Furnishing
Gangjin or Buan kilns, Jeolla-do province, Korea
first half of 12th century
Goryeo period
Tea-bowl, flaring, conical. Open cup-shaped stand.
Clay: hard grayish.
Glaze: bowl - lustrous blackish-green, pitted; stand - very dark green, more thickly pitted and crackled.
Spurs: on bowl, traces of four sandy clay spurs on the glazed footrim.
Contains kiln marks.
Four kiln marks on bowl.
To 1911
Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto in 1911 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2153, 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:
Rediscovering Korea’s Past (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
Korean Ceramics of the Koryo Dynasty (May 9, 1993 to August 7, 2011)
Korean Art (May 9, 1993 to January 29, 1997)
Korean Art (December 17, 1984 to June 23, 1986)
Korean Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to October 13, 1978)
Chinese, Corean and Japanese Potteries (March 2 to 21, 1914)
Previous custodian or owner:
Y. Fujita and Company (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 14: Rediscovering Korea's Past
Related Online Resources:
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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