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Punwon ware bottle

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Bunwon kilns, Gwangju city, Gyeonggi-do province, Korea
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under transparent, colorless glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 25.4 x 15.9 x 15.9 cm (10 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1980.187
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1980.187

Object Details

  • Description

    Bottle-vase, globular body, elongated straight neck with slight flare, low foot, two faint cracks from lip.
    Clay: white porcelain; some nicks and patches in surface of paste.
    Glaze: clear porcelain glaze, feldspathic, slight aqua tint, low to medium gloss; some pin-point size impurities. Bearing edge of foot unglazed, and a small area skipped when base was glazed.
    Decoration: Painted in cobalt blue under the glaze, simple outline and wash, leafy peony branch and two separate leaf sprays; single line on outside of foot rim.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Korean Ceramics (February 4, 1997 to August 7, 2011)
    Korean Art (December 17, 1984 to June 23, 1986)
    Korean Art (March 20, 1982 to 2 April 1984)
    Korean Art (June 4, 1982 to September 23, 1982)
    Korean Art (July 15, 1981 to September 15, 1981)
  • Origin

    Bunwon kilns, Gwangju city, Gyeonggi-do province, Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Graenum and Emma Berger and Elizabeth Lee Berger in memory of Ambassador Samuel D. Berger
  • Type

    Vessel
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