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Stoneware with dipped white slip under transparent glaze
H x W x D: 5.5 x 18.2 x 18.2 cm (2 3/16 x 7 3/16 x 7 3/16 in)
Buncheong ware, Undae-ri type
Undae-ri kilns, Jeollanam-do province, Korea
second half of 16th century
Joseon period
Wide shallow bowl, walls opening wide and ending in plain rim. Short, trimmed foot. Exterior wall trimmed to the midpoint of body, creating a slight change of angle. Incised single line defining interior bottom. One vertical hairline crack runs from the rim, meeting another hairline crack perpendicular to it. Point in the center of foot, left by trimming.
Clay: Rough red-brown clay with many black and white inclusions. Cracks on the clay surface where larger inclusions are protruded.
Glaze: Dam-gum bunjang-- dipped into white slip that covers entire interior and below midpoint of exterior wall. Slip is lifted off at three places on exterior wall. Clear viscous glaze covering the entire piece except the foot which is only partially and irregularily covered. Greenish where thick over the slip and greyish over the unslipped clay. Pinholes on the outer wall near the rim. Four scars from taetobijim (wads of clay used for stacking) on the foot. Five oval ground down scars on the bottom of interior; not equally spaced. Two distinguishable fingermarks on the foot where grabbed to dip into glaze. Small dark-brown scratches on the bottom.
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 dealer during 1959-1963 [1]
From 1996
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Maria Henderson in 1996 [2]
[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). Also, see Curatorial Remark 1, Louise A. Cort, August 27, 1996, in the object record.
[2] See Freer Gallery of Art Accession List, Collections Management Office.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Mrs. Maria Henderson (died 2007)
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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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