Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
second half of the 15th century
H. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm); Diam. 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm); Diam. of foot 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Purchase, Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation Gift and Seymour Fund, 2004
Not on view
This flat, round porcelain dish with a distinctive rim and a large foot ring is of a type produced at the court-patronized kilns (Bunwon) in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Its simple form, crisp contours, and unornamented surface appealed to the neo-Confucian tastes of the elite.The shape of the dish may derive from celadon ware from fourteenth-century China; Chinese examples of this style in white porcelain are uncommon. The form likely originated in metalwork, particularly silver dishes.
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