On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
Both of these bottles have been decorated using the sgraffito, or scratching, method: the gray clay body of the vessel was painted with white slip, and then the surface was scraped to reveal the darker surface beneath. Both vessels were then covered in transparent celadon glaze, which sealed and protected the decoration. One bottle has an image of a peony flower, a popular motif in Korean art because it represented wealth and high status.
Buncheong ware, stoneware with celadon glaze and white slip
last half of 15th century
8 3/8 x 6 x 5 1/8 in. (21.3 x 15.3 x 13 cm)
Diameter at mouth: 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm)
Diameter at base: 2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm) (show scale)
The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection
Bottle, last half of 15th century. Buncheong ware, stoneware with celadon glaze and white slip, 8 3/8 x 6 x 5 1/8 in. (21.3 x 15.3 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection, 2004.28.106. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, , CUR.2004.28.106_view01_Heon-Kang_photo_NRICH_edited.jpg)
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