Long-necked bottle with octagonal body

profile base
Goryeo period, 12th century
Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
Stoneware with celadon glaze
30.0 x 16.2 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art


To 1898
Unknown owners, Seoul, to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1907
Dr. Horace N. Allen (1858-1932), Toledo, Ohio, purchased from unknown owners, in Seoul, in 1898 [2]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dr. Horace N. Allen in 1907 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 10, Louise Cort, January 4, 2012, in the object record, which states: "According to Horace Allen's catalogue of his collection, he bought this bottle in Seoul in 1898..." (see Horace Allen, Copy of a Certified Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient Korean Pottery [Seoul: 1901], pg. 7, no. 1).

[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1602, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Pamphlets S.I. 738 and S.I. 739 for Allen Correspondence, as well as Pamphlet S.I. 740, Original Allen Catalogue, No. 1, pg. 7.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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.