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Tea bowl, Totoya type

Label Text

This comparatively large bowl with straight flaring sides dates to the sixteenth or seventeenth century and was probably made by a Korean potter working in the Karatsu area of Japan. (Karatsu had a long history as a port of trade with both Korean and China.) Freer purchased the piece from Yamanaka and Company in New York in 1898. Ten years later, he displayed it on the mantel of the Peacock Room with a number of other tea bowls acquired from the same dealer.

Object Name

Tea bowl

Dated

late 16th-early 17th century

Period

Joseon period

Medium

Stoneware with brushed-slip decoration under feldspathic glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 7.0 x 17.0 cm

Country

Korea

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

30

Wall

North

Title

Tea bowl, Totoya type

Object Number

F1898.87

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/F1898.87.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Tea bowl, Totoya type," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1898.87, Item #3110, http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3110 (accessed September 26, 2017).