Ritual water sprinkler (kundika or jeongbyeong)

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Goryeo period, late 12th - early 13th century
Korea, Jeollabuk-do province, Buan county, Buan kilns, Yucheon-ri group
Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze; bronze repair
31.0 x 16.1 x 13.8 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1909.44a-b

Provenance

To 1909
Yamanaka & Company, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1909 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 1933, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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.