Bowl, used in Japan as tea bowl

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Joseon period, mid 15th century
Korea, Gyeongsang-do province
Stoneware with white inlay under clear, pale green glaze; makie lacquer repair
7.8 x 17.7 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art


To 1904
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, in 1904 [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. 1292, 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.