Fragment of a Bottle
On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
The decorators of Buncheong ceramics likely completed hundreds of drawings each day. Despite that, the best underglaze-iron decorations have a spontaneity and economy of means that reveal the hand of a master. This fragment, with its charming image of a fish, came from a vessel type common in the early Joseon. Known as barrel bottles, these horizontally oriented vessels were used for the storage of wine.
Buncheong ware, stoneware with underglaze white slip and iron painting
last half of 15th century
7 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 9 5/16 in. (18.4 x 8.3 x 23.7 cm) (show scale)
The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection
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Fragment of a Bottle, last half of 15th century. Buncheong ware, stoneware with underglaze white slip and iron painting, 7 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 9 5/16 in. (18.4 x 8.3 x 23.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection, 2004.28.108. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.28.108_PS11.jpg)
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