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Vase with Bird and Flower Design

Vase with Bird and Flower Design

백자 청화 화조문 호 (白磁靑畵花鳥文壺)

1800s-1900s

Porcelain with underglaze blue

Outer diameter: 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.); Overall: 49.4 cm (19 7/16 in.)

Gift of Yamanaka Shoji in memory of Jiro Yamanaka 1989.117

Description

Korean potters achieved excellence in painting porcelain with flowers and birds in underglaze cobalt during the late Joseon period. Because Korean potters adopted the technique of underglaze cobalt-blue decoration from China where cobalt underglaze originated in the 15th century, they devised an extensive repertoire of motifs in blue and white porcelain wares. This jar's peony and bird were painted with loose brushstrokes.

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