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백자 청화 꽃 곤충 무늬 항아리 조선
白磁靑畫花蟲文壺 朝鮮
Jar decorated with flowers and insects

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
mid-18th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Porcelain with cobalt-blue design
Dimensions:
H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm); Diam. 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm); Diam. of base: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); Diam. of rim: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Parnassus Foundation/Jane and Raphael Bernstein Gift, and Diane Carol Brandt Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.406
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
In its form, color, and style of decoration, this handsome jar is representative of blue-and-white porcelain produced at court-patronized kilns in eighteenth-century Korea. The calligraphic quality and minimalism of the painted design and the abundance of white space are among the features that distinguish Korean blue-and-white porcelain from its contemporary equivalents in China, Japan, and Europe.
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