Art/ Collection/ Art Object

백자 청화 동화 모란 무늬 항아리 조선
白磁靑畫銅畫牡丹文壺 朝鮮
Large jar with peony decoration

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
second half of the 19th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and copper-red design
Dimensions:
H. 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.119.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
The shape of this jar—with its globular body, long neck, and rolled rim—is typical of nineteenth-century Korean porcelain, as is the swiftly rendered, bold decoration. The flash of color from the copper-red pigment enlivens the peony flower and adds to the piece’s appeal.
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