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Tea-ceremony water jar

Tea ceremony water jar (mizusashi)
Historical period(s)
Joseon period, 17th century
Stoneware with translucent glaze; lacquered wooden lid
Busan ware
14.1 x 20.1 x 20.1 cm
Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Busan, Wakan (Waegwan) kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1899
Yamanaka & Company, to 1899 [1]

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1899 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 113, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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.

Former owner
C.L. Freer source: Yamanaka and Co.
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Busan ware, clear glaze, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, stoneware, tea, water
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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