Water bottle (kundika or jeongbyeong)
- Water bottle (kundika or jeongbyeong)
- Historical period(s)
- Goryeo period, first half of 13th century
- Stoneware with white inlay under celadon glaze
- 35.8 x 14.4 x 13.0 cm
- Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Originating in India and first made from metal, this vessel shape was used in Buddhist rituals for sprinkling sacred water through the narrow spout on the top. The sprinkler was filled through the covered opening on its shoulder. The inlaid decoration of peony medallions resembles a pattern found on silk brocades.
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. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 1934, 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
- Buddhism, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, kundika, peony, stoneware, water, white inlay
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum