Bowl, used in Japan as tea bowl
- Historical period(s)
- Joseon period, mid 15th century
- Stoneware with white inlay under clear, pale green glaze; makie lacquer repair
- Buncheong ware
- H x W: 7.8 x 17.7 cm (3 1/16 x 6 15/16 in)
- Korea, Gyeongsang-do province
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Three Chinese characters stamped below the rim of this bowl name a Korean government office for which the work was made. Despite their intended use for serving rice or soup, some bowls of this type were exported to Japan, where they became teabowls. Tea tannin has stained the soft glaze deeply, creating a patina cherished by tea practitioners. The costly lacquer repair with relief design of autumn grasses echoes the stamped motif of wild aster flowers.
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1904 
From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1904 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 1292, 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
- C.L. Freer source: Yamanaka and Co. , New York
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Buncheong ware, flower, green glaze, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, lacquer repair, stoneware, tea, white inlay
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum