Historical period(s)
Momoyama period or Joseon period, 16th-early 17th century
Stoneware with white slip under translucent glaze; lacquer repairs
Karatsu or other northern Kyushu ware or Buncheong ware
H x W x D: 17 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm (6 11/16 x 9 x 9 in)
Japan or Korea
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Buncheong ware, clear glaze, Japan, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Karatsu ware, Korea, lacquer repair, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), stoneware, white slip, WWII-era provenance

To 1969Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, to 1969 [1]From 1969 Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mayuyama & Co., Ltd. in 1969 [2] Notes:[1] See Freer Gallery of Art Accession List and Purchase List file, Collections Management Office. Also, original folder sheet note indicates name of source and location at date of acquisition (see Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record).

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mayuyama & Co., Ltd.

Published References

Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 158.

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
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