Jar with Four Auspicious Characters in Relief

Jar with Four Auspicious Characters in Relief

백자 양각 주름·문자무늬 호 (白磁陽刻帶文字文壺)

1800s

Glazed porcelain

Outer diameter: 22.1 cm (8 11/16 in.); height: 19.4 cm (7 5/8 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1981.3

Description

This white porcelain vase is decorated with the four characters meaning good fortune, each enclosed in a floral medallion: longevity 壽, happiness 福, health 康, and peace 寧. Conveying the gift-giver’s blessings, this type of jar was often used as a birthday or wedding gift.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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