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Medium:
Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.3 x 13.6 x 13.6 cm (2 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in)
Style:
Bunwon ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Bunwon kilns, Gyeonggi-do province, Korea
Date:
16th century
Period:
Joseon period
Description:
Bowl with rounded lower body, walls rising to everted plain rim. Circle matching diameter of foot impressed into bottom, probably with throwing tool. Exterior wall trimmed to above midpoint. Small trimmed foot tapering into footrim, interior of foot nearly vertical; point in center of base. Single fine line incised on exterior below rim.
Clay: Off-white porcelain with scattered black specks.
Glaze: Clear glaze, bluish where thick; wide band of pale gray discoloration (carbon trapped in glaze and body?) around exterior. Glaze wiped off footrim but covers small chip in edge of foot. Fine sand used for stacking adheres to footrim.
Provenance:
From 1959-1963 to 1996
Mr. Gregory Henderson (died 1988) and Mrs. Maria Henderson (died 2007), West Medford, MA, acquired in Korea from an unnamed source during 1959-1963 [1]
From 1996
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Maria Henderson in 1996 [2]
Notes:
[1] Mr. and Mrs. Henderson acquired this object in Korea whilst they were living in Seoul (according to an undated note in the object record).
[2] See Freer Gallery of Art Accession List, Collections Management Office.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Mrs. Maria Henderson (died 2007)
Topic:
Bunwon ware  Search this
Joseon period (1392 - 1910)  Search this
Korea  Search this
porcelain  Search this
pale blue glaze  Search this
Korean Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1996.17
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Korean Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3a211b1fc-2318-4f59-95d9-6dc9fe8a997f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1996.17