East Asian Art
Bowl with PeoniesMade in Korea, Asia
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration
Currently not on view
1962-123-1Gift of Theodore T. Newbold, 1962
LabelBlue-and-white wares were mainly used in the Korean court and in upper class households during ancestral rites, but they were also considered utilitarian objects for the kitchen and table. Those pieces destined for the royal household, such as this bowl, have underglaze blue decoration executed by professional court painters.