Period: Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date: first half of the 16th century
Medium: Buncheong ware with white slip
Dimensions: H. 3 1/4 (8.2 cm); Diam. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Oliver, 1983
Accession Number: 1983.557.2
Tableware like this bowl, with a grayish coarse body partially (and sometimes wholly) covered in white slip, was made in regional kilns in the early Joseon period as an inexpensive alternative to white porcelain, which was produced at court kilns and favored by the royal family and elites.