East Asian Art
Lidded Bowl with PeoniesMade in Korea, Asia
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration
1985-81-11a,bGift of Colonel Stephen McCormick, 1985
LabelCovered porcelain bowls were steadily produced from the early Joseon dynasty, but those created later in the period were much larger, like this example. The peony branches and flowers motif on this work is commonly found on jars, dishes, and bowls produced in the last half of the nineteenth century. Judging from the sophisticated brushwork, pure white clay body, and evenly applied glaze, this bowl is probably a product of the official royal kiln at Bunwon-ri, near Seoul.
* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.