Jar with Lid
On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
Porcelain with under glaze cobalt decoration
late 19th century
Height: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Diameter at mouth: 5 1/16 in. (12.8 cm)
Diameter at base: 5 1/16 in. (12.8 cm)
Diameter at widest point: 9 in. (22.9 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes
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Jar with Lid, late 19th century. Porcelain with under glaze cobalt decoration, Height: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes, 78.247.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 78.247.1a-b_PS11.jpg)
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This nineteenth-century porcelain jar has an upright mouth and a voluminous round body. The peony and vine design that covers almost the entire body did not exist before the nineteenth century in Korea, and this development seems to be a direct result of the introduction of Qing-dynasty (Chinese) porcelain ware to Joseon. The word "Unhyeon" is written on the base of the jar in cobalt blue, revealing that it was made for use in Unhyeongung after 1864. Still in good condition, the jar has a matching lid. The foot has some kiln grit on it from the firing.
From "Korean Art Collection in the Brooklyn Museum" catalogue.
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