Large jar with peony decoration

Period: Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

Date: late 15th century

Culture: Korea

Medium: Buncheong ware with incised and sgraffito design

Dimensions: H. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Diam. 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1916

Accession Number: 16.122.1


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