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On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
This jar is typical of later Korean porcelains in its economy of means: the lively phoenix and stylized clouds appear against an undecorated background with no borders except single, thin lines at the top and bottom. The addition of copper-red decoration—a technically difficult effect to achieve—marks this as a more deluxe piece.
MEDIUM Porcelain with underglaze, cobalt and copper decoration
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES last half of 19th century
    DYNASTY Joseon Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS Height: 8 15/16 in. (22.7 cm) Diameter at mouth: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) Diameter at base: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) Diameter at widest point: 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Jar, last half of 19th century. Porcelain with underglaze, cobalt and copper decoration, Height: 8 15/16 in. (22.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 17.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 17.25_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 17.25_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2017
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