Tea bowl with triple-aoi crest

profile
profile interior base
Joseon period, early 18th century
Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Busan, Wakan (Waegwan) kiln
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under transparent glaze
8.5 x 12.8 x 12.8 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1898.53

Provenance

To 1898
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1898 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 406, 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.