Bowl with inlaid inscription
- Historical period(s)
- Joseon period, 1420 - 1450
- Stoneware with white inlay under transparent glaze; gold lacquer repairs
- Buncheong ware
- H x W: 8.5 x 19 cm (3 3/8 x 7 1/2 in)
- Korea, Gyeongsangbuk-do province
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- This bowl made for table use is an example of the common Joseon-period ware called buncheong, which is characterized by decoration executed with white slip (liquid clay) inlaid into densely stamped or incised motifs, then coated with a clear glaze. Around the outside of this bowl are stamped the characters for the name of a government office, Gunwi insubu, located in Gyeongsangbuk-do province. The office called insubu was in charge of warehouses used to store pottery acquired for official use. This bowl was probably made to order at a pottery workshop within Gyeongsangbuk-do province.
Yamanaka & Company, to 1898 
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1898 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 570, 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.
- Former owner
- Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Buncheong ware, clear glaze, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, lacquer repair, stoneware, tea, white inlay
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum