Wine Flask with Incised and Sgraffito Peony Design

Wine Flask with Incised and Sgraffito Peony Design

분청사기 박지 모란무늬 편병 (粉靑沙器剝地牡丹文扁甁)

1500s

Stoneware with incised design (Buncheong ware)

Overall: 22.6 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.649

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Fun Fact

The term buncheong, which refers to this type of pottery, means "powdered gray-green glazed ceramics.”

Description

Produced in both central and provincial kilns during during the 1400s–1500s, buncheong (literally means "powdered green"), like this wine flask commonly feature gray-green glaze due to the usage of less processed and refined clay high in iron. Many experimental techniques such as white slip, inlay, stamping, and incising, which had been explored and perfected in the Goryeo period, were also adopted for buncheong pottery. The artist for this work extensively used the incising technique to draw both floral and abstract patterns.

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

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