East Asian Art
FlaskMade in Korea, Asia
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), 15th century
Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Glazed porcellaneous stoneware with white slip and incised decoration (Buncheong ware)
|Purchased with the Henry B. Keep Fund and with funds contributed by Mrs. Howard H. Lewis and the Honorable Hugh Scott, 1993
LabelThe simplified depiction of peonies on this flask was created by quickly incising the pattern into the surface after it had been immersed in white slip that made it leather-hard. A specific stage during the drying of pottery, “leather-hard” means that the clay is still damp and yet dry enough to be incised without breaking.
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