Jar with grapevine decoration, Porcelain with underglaze copper-red design, Korea

백자 동화 포도 무늬 항아리 조선
白磁銅畫葡萄文壺 朝鮮
Jar with grapevine decoration

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
mid-18th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Porcelain with underglaze copper-red design
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/16 in. (25.6 cm); Diam. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
1979.413.2
Not on view
Like blossoms and bamboo, grapes and grapevines were popular subjects in Joseon ceramics and ink paintings. On this rotund jar, the vines and large leaves are painted in copper red—a pigment more difficult to manipulate than cobalt blue or iron brown. Vessels with similar shapes and copper-red designs were made during the eighteenth century at kilns not linked to the court porcelain manufacturing center (Bunwon).
[ Harry G. C. Packard Kyoto, until 1979; donated and sold to MMA]
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