백자 청화 십장생 무늬 대접 조선 白磁靑畫十長生文大楪 朝鮮 Bowl decorated with ten symbols of longevity
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Porcelain with cobalt-blue design
H. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Diam. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); Diam. of foot 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Purchase, Michael M. Kim and Jeanie J. Kim Gift, 2015
Not on view
Embellishing the exterior of this deep bowl are ten symbols of longevity: pairs of turtles (with exaggerated streams of breath rising from their mouths), cranes, and deer; plants such as bamboo, pine trees, and mushrooms of immortality; water; mountain or rock; sun; and blossom-like clouds. The interior features a roundel with the stylized Chinese character for long life: 壽 (Korean: su).
Private collection, Japan (sale Bonhams, New York, March 18, 2015, lot 3321; to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Korea: 100 Years of Collecting at the Met," February 7, 2015–March 27, 2016.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Expressions of Nature in Korean Art," April 2, 2016–September 18, 2017.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Splendors of Korean Art," October 1, 2016–September 22, 2018.
Artist: Eiraku Tokuzen (Japanese, 1853–1909)Date: second half of the 19th centuryMedium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under and red and gold over a transparent glaze (Kyoto ware)Accession: 23.225.261On view in:Gallery 225