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Bowl

Label Text

Like many of the other tea bowls arranged on the mantel of the Peacock Room in 1908, this example, dating to the sixteenth century, was produced in Korea for a Japanese market. Freer found it, along with a number of similar examples, at the Fifth Avenue branch of Yamanaka and Company. Although many Western collectors of Asian ceramics favored highly decorated porcelains, Freer preferred the relatively simple forms and coarse textures of stoneware.

Object Name

Bowl

Dated

late 14th-early 15th century

Period

Goryeo or Joseon period

Medium

Stoneware with wood-ash glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 7.8 x 17.0 cm

Country

Korea

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

32

Wall

North

Title

Bowl

Object Number

F1897.86

Freer Source

Yamanaka and Co.

Freer Source City

New York

Freer Source State

New York

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1897.86.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Bowl," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1897.86, Item #3112, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3112 (accessed November 18, 2017).