Jar with designs of tortoises and cranes

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Joseon period, 19th century
Korea, Gyeonggi-do province, Gwangju county, Bunwon-ri, Bunwon kilns
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under transparent, colorless glaze
30.5 x 31.8 cm
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1970.6a-c

Provenance

From at least 1969 to 1970
Daisho Commercial & Industrial Co., Ltd, Tokyo, from at least February 12, 1969 [1]

From 1970
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Daisho Commercial & Industrial Co., Ltd., March 16, 1970 [2]

Notes:

[1] See correspondence dated February 12, 1969, authorizing Mr. Yoshinobu Daisho to ship the object, along with two other objects, to the Freer Gallery, copy in object file. A receipt, dated May 13, 1969, confirms the delivery of the objects to the Freer Gallery for the consideration for purchase, copy in object file.

[2] See Invoice issued by the Daisho Commercial & Industrial Co., Ltd, dated March 16, 1970, copy in object file.