Lidded Bowl with Peonies

Artist/maker unknown, Korean

Geography:
Made in Korea, Asia

Period:
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)

Date:
19th century

Medium:
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration

Dimensions:
6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 237, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:
1985-81-11a,b

Credit Line:
Gift of Colonel Stephen McCormick, 1985

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Covered 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.


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