Bottle with carved and incised design of two phoenixes and peony vinescrolls
- Bottle (maebyeong)
- Historical period(s)
- Goryeo period, mid 12th century
- Stoneware with celadon glaze
- 28.5 x 18.8 cm
- Korea, Jeollanam-do province, Gangjin county, Gangjin kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- This bottle, probably made for use in the royal court, is embellished with the motif of phoenixes among peony scrolls, which signifies peace and prosperity. Masterful carving of the design caused the glaze to pool in the deeper cuts. Where the glaze is thick, it appears darker, outlining the motifs and emphasizing the incised details.
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1912 
From 1912 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1912 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 2361, Freer Galley 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.
- Previous Owners
- Yamanaka and Co.
- On View Location
- Freer, Gallery 14: Cranes and Clouds: Inlay in Korean Ceramics
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum