Tea bowl, Ki-Irabo type
- Tea bowl (Ki-Irabo chawan)
- Historical period(s)
- Joseon period, early 17th century
- Stoneware with opaque wood-ash glaze; gold lacquer repairs
- Possibly Beopgi-ri ware
- H x W: 6.1 x 12.8 cm (2 3/8 x 5 1/16 in)
- Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Yangsan, possibly Beopgi-ri kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- The type of tea bowl known in Japan as Ki-Irabo (Yellow Irabo) was made in Korea to Japanese order beginning in the early seventeenth century. This type of bowl is characterized by coarse, stony clay and an ochre-colored ash glaze. Bowls of this type were replicated at various kilns in Japan, including the Karatsu kilns in northern Kyushu and the Rakuzan kiln in Matsue.
Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto, to 1911 
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company in 1911 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2163, pg. 552, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Bought by C.L. Freer from Y. Fujita, Kyoto, while on a trip during 1910-1911 (see Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record).
 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: Y. Fujita and Company
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum