Bead

Joseon period, 18th-19th century
Korea
Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze
1.5 x 1.5 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1917.495

Provenance

Reportedly excavated in Korea [1]

To 1917
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1917 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] According to information provided by Yamanaka and Company (see Curatorial Remarks, H.E. Buckman, 1964, in the object record). Also see F1917.317.1, Curatorial Remark 5, Louise Cort, July 8, 2010, in the object record.

[2] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1270, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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.