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Historical period(s)
Joseon period, second half of 15th-first half of 16th century
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under transparent glaze
Buncheong ware, Gyeryongsan type
30.5 x 24.4 cm
Korea, Chungcheongnam-do province, Gyeryongsan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
The tall, slender shape of this stoneware jar, the incised bands, and the lotus petals painted in iron-based pigment around the base echo the shape and motifs of more costly cobalt-decorated porcelain. This jar was probably made at the kiln for punch'ong ware located at the foot of Kyeryongsan, a mountain that also housed a Buddhist monastery.

To 1918
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1918 [1]

From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1918 [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. 2586, 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
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Buncheong ware, Gyeryongsan type, clear glaze, iron pigment, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, lotus, stoneware, white slip
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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