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Pear-shaped bottle

Type
Bottle
Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, late 13th-early 14th century
Medium
Stoneware with black and white inlays under celadon glaze
Dimension(s)
H x W: 35.6 x 19.8 cm (14 x 7 13/16 in)
Geography
Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin county or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.76

To 1907
Unidentified owner, Japan, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Japan from an unidentified owner in spring 1907 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1553, Freer Gallery 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
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
black and white inlay, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, The Story of the Beautiful, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.