백자 청화 꽃 곤충 무늬 항아리 조선 白磁靑畫花蟲文壺 朝鮮 Jar decorated with flowers and insects
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Porcelain with cobalt-blue design
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)
Purchase, Parnassus Foundation/Jane and Raphael Bernstein Gift, and Diane Carol Brandt Gift, 2005
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.