- Historical period(s)
- Goryeo period, first half of 14th century
- Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze
- 6.0 x 19.4 cm
- Korea, Jeollanam-do province, Gangjin county, Gangjin kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- The decoration of this bowl epitomizes the intricacy of inlaid slip decoration on celadon wares of the 14th century. This technique, unique to Korean celadon, depends upon the contrast of white and dark clay-based pigments, which fill incised patterns on the gray clay body of the vessel. This bowl has inlaid decoration on both the interior and exterior surfaces, with the exterior showing "reverse-inlay" where the background areas of the design are inlaid.
Yamanaka & Company, to 1909 
From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1909 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1992, 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.
 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
- Yamanaka and Co.
- On View Location
- Freer, Gallery 14: Cranes and Clouds: Inlay in Korean Ceramics
- black inlay, chrysanthemum, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, lotus, phoenix, stoneware, white inlay
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum