Tea bowl, named Shoki

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profile interior base
Joseon period, second quarter of 17th century
Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Busan, Wakan (Waegwan) kiln
Stoneware with translucent glaze
8.6 x 14.7 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1898.461

Provenance

To 1898
Yamanaka and Company, to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka and Company in 1898 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 458, 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.