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Cup with design of peony blossoms

Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, first half of 12th century
Stoneware with iron pigment under celadon glaze
6.0 x 9.0 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
This cylindrical cup once rested on a ceramic cup-stand with matching deocration and would have been used for serving wine.

To 1917
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1917 [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. 2548, Freer Galley 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
C.L. Freer source: Yamanaka and Co. , New York
On View Location
Freer, Gallery 14: Cranes and Clouds: Inlay in Korean Ceramics
Ceramic, Vessel
Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, iron pigment, Korea, peony, stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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