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Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, first half of 13th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze
35.6 x 22.1 x 16.0 cm
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
Production of celadon-glazed ceramics began in Korea as early as the ninth or tenth century. Scholars believe that Chinese potters from Yue-ware kilns, fleeing disruptions in the Yue region, may have brought the technology to kilns in southwest Korea. This ewer was probably fired at Kangjin, one of the major production centers of Korean celadon during the Koryo dynasty.

To 1909
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1909 [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. 1921, 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
C.L. Freer source: Yamanaka and Co. , New York
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, lotus, stoneware, wine
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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