Edward G. Getz, New York to 1905 
From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Edward G. Getz in 1905 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1337, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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.
- Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)
Edward G. Getz (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bowl, broad ovoidal with expanding lip; bold foot. Five spur marks inside, and kiln-marks on foot. Gold lacquer repairs.
Clay: hard, fine, grayish, thinly potted. Porcelain.
Glaze: cream-white, crackled, with large areas of variable brownish discoloration.
Provincial Korean porcelain bowls were prized as tea bowls in Japan. Discoloration of the clay of such bowls was caused by the tea's seeping through pores in the glaze. Japanese connoisseurs poetically compared the subtle variations in color to the rain-stained plaster walls of a dilapidated hut. Gold lacquer was the material customarily used in Japan for ornamental repairs of chips and cracks.
- Published References
- Louise Allison Cort. Korean Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art. .
- Andrew Maske. Potters and Patrons in Edo Period Japan: Takatori Ware and the Kuroda Domain. Farnham, Surry, UK and Burlington, Vermont. fig. 1.1.
- Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 255.
- Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington. nos. 3.2, 4.8, pp. 27, 40.
- Neuzeit: Bernd Trasberger. p. 49.
- Louise Allison Cort. Japanese and Korean Ceramics. vol. 36, no. 1 Hong Kong, January-February 2006. p. 104, fig. 5.
- Ideals of Beauty: Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Thames and Hudson World of Art London and Washington, 2010. pp. 164-165.
- Collection Area(s)
- Korean Art
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