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Tea bowl with brushed-slip decoration

Label Text

This Korean tea bowl with its cream colored glaze was purchased by Freer in 1897 from the New York branch of Yamanaka and Company, where he was a regular customer. That year, he purchased a number of similarly earth-toned bowls from the shop on Fifth Avenue. More than a decade later, he arrayed a number of them along the top of the mantel in the Peacock Room, just beneath Whistler's painting La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine.

Object Name

Tea bowl

Ware

Buncheong ware

Dated

16th century

Period

Joseon period

Medium

Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 7.8 x 18.3 cm

Country

Korea

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

31

Wall

North

Title

Tea bowl with brushed-slip decoration

Object Number

F1897.64

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/F1897.64.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Tea bowl with brushed-slip decoration," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1897.64, Item #3111, http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3111 (accessed September 26, 2017).