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Jar with Four Auspicious Characters in Relief

백자 양각 주름·문자무늬 호 (白磁陽刻帶文字文壺)

1800s
Outer diameter: 22.1 cm (8 11/16 in.); height: 19.4 cm (7 5/8 in.)
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This type of jar with auspicious characters was often used as a birthday or wedding gift.

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.
Jar with Four Auspicious Characters in Relief

Jar with Four Auspicious Characters in Relief

1800s

Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

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