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Bottle with inlaid decoration

Historical period(s)
Joseon period, 16th century
Stoneware with white inlay under transparent glaze; dark artificial stain; gold lacquer repairs.
Buncheong ware
H x W: 13 x 8.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/8 in)
Korea, Jeolla-do, Gyeongsang-do, or Chungcheong-do
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1905
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, in 1905 [2]

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


[1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 1448, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Buncheong ware, clear glaze, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, lacquer repair, stoneware, white inlay
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.