Pear-shaped bottle

Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, late 13th-early 14th century
Stoneware with black and white inlays under celadon glaze
H x W: 35.6 x 19.8 cm (14 x 7 13/16 in)
Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin county or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


black and white inlay, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, stoneware

To 1907Unidentified owner, Japan, to 1907 [1]From 1907 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Japan from an unidentified owner in spring 1907 [2]From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]Notes:[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1553, 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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References

Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 241.Josephine H. Knapp, Dr. John Alexander Pope, Dr. Esin Atil. The Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Oriental Ceramics: the world's great collections, vol. 10 Tokyo. pl. 241.Lorraine d'Oremieux Warner. Korai Celadon in America. Vol. II, . pl. 43, fig. 68.Sigisbert Chrétien Bosch Reitz. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture. Exh. cat. New York. fig. 289.G. St. G.M. Gompertz. Korean Celadon. Faber monographs on pottery and porcelain, 1st American ed. New York. fig. 71.Evelyn B. McCune. Korean Pottery of the Koryo Period (935-1392). vol. 2, no. 32 Washington, April 12, 1945. p. 1.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 6.36, p. 125.Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire. Vol. 32, , No. 2. p. 241, fig. 32.3.

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
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