Stoneware with celadon glaze; lid a later addition, possibly Japanese
H x W x D (assembled): 6.6 × 9.6 × 8.7 cm (2 5/8 × 3 3/4 × 3 7/16 in)
Gangjin kilns, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
mid 11th century
Water-dropper. Small short spout and three small loop eyelets; four silica spur-marks on low root-rim, a glaze scar just above foot. Cover modeled as turtle, does not belong to this piece and probably is not Korean (see note).
Clay: gray, porcelanous, light khaki brown where exposed inside and on portions of foot-rim; kiln gloss on bottoms of inside.
Glaze: translucent gray-green celadon; soft lustre; covers outside, base and portions of edge of foot-rim. Interior unglazed.
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1917 
From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1917 
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 2543, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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
Korean Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to October 13, 1978)
Previous custodian or owner:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)