- Tea bowl (koraijawan)
- Historical period(s)
- Joseon period, second half of 16th century
- Stoneware (unvitrified porcelain) with clear glaze; gold lacquer repairs
- 7.1 x 15.7 cm
- Korea, western Gyeongsangnam-do province, Jinju city or Sancheong county
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Provincial Korean porcelain bowls were prized as tea bowls in Japan. Discoloration of the clay of such bowls was caused by the tea's seeping through pores in the glaze. Japanese connoisseurs poetically compared the subtle variations in color to the rain-stained plaster walls of a dilapidated hut. Gold lacquer was the material customarily used in Japan for ornamental repairs of chips and cracks.
Edward G. Getz, New York, NY, to 1905 
From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Edward G. Getz in 1905 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1337, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 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: Edward G. Getz
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- clear glaze, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, lacquer repair, stoneware, tea, unvitrified porcelain
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum