Small jar, adapted to use as a tea caddy
- Historical period(s)
- Joseon period, first half of 17th century
- Stoneware (unvitrified porcelain) with iron pigment under transparent glaze; gold lacquer repairs; ivory lid
- 6.9 x 8.8 cm
- Korea, eastern Gyeongsangnam-do province
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- This small jar with rounded body and wide mouth is a utilitarian shape commonly made at regional kilns in Korea. Such vessels became popular in Japan as tea-ceremony utensils, either as tea bowls or, in small sizes like this jar, as containers for powdered tea. (The ivory lid was made in Japan).
Rufus E. Moore, New York, NY, to 1901 
From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1901 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, 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.
- Previous Owners
- Rufus E. Moore
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- clear glaze, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, lacquer repair, stoneware, tea, unvitrified porcelain
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum