Bottle Inlaid with Peony and Scroll Design

Bottle Inlaid with Peony and Scroll Design

분청사기 상감 모란당초무늬 병 (粉靑沙器象嵌丹唐草文甁)

1400s

Stoneward with inlaid, incised, and sgraffito design (Buncheong ware)

Outer diameter: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.); Overall: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)

The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1990.14

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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 bottle commonly feature gray-green glaze due to the usage of less processed and refined clay high in iron. Many experimental techniques: white slip, inlay, stamping, and incising, which had been explored and perfected by Goryeo-period artists, were also adopted for bucheong pottery, yet resulting bold and whimsical visual impacts, completely different from elegant and refined Goryeo celadons.

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