Large jar decorated with peonies


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The boldly rendered peony flowers and leaves on this jar capture the essence of the exuberant plant, which symbolizes wealth and prestige. The technique of incising the design’s outlines and carving away part of the background through the white slip is characteristic of buncheong vessels produced in Jeolla Province, in the southwestern region of the Korean peninsula.

Large jar decorated with peonies, Buncheong ware with incised and sgraffito design, Korea

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