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Jar with Lid

Asian Art

MEDIUM Porcelain with under glaze cobalt decoration
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES late 19th century
    DYNASTY Joseon Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 78.247.1a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 78.247.1a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (77%)
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