Bowl, used in Japan as a tea bowl

profile interior base
Joseon period, early 17th century
Korea, eastern Gyeongsangnam-do province, Gimhae or Jinhae
Porcelain with translucent glaze; gold lacquer repairs
5.9 x 11.7 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. See also, Original Pottery List, L. 1318, p. 291, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 16, Louise Cort, March 4, 2011, in the object record: On the invoice for this bowl Freer added a note that it was "from the collection of K. Yamanaka."

[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.