Tea bowl, Ki-Irabo type

3/4 profile
3/4 profile interior base
Joseon period, early 17th century
Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Yangsan city, possibly Beopgi-ri kilns
Stoneware with opaque wood-ash glaze; gold lacquer repairs
6.1 x 12.8 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art


To 1911
Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company in 1911 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2163, pg. 552, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Bought by C.L. Freer from Y. Fujita, Kyoto, while on a trip during 1910-1911 (see Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record).

[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.