<em>Dragon Jar</em>, late 19th century. Porcelain with cobalt decoration under glaze, 20 x 13in. (50.8 x 33cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Wallace, 80.120.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 80.120.1_PS11.jpg)

Dragon Jar

Medium: Porcelain with cobalt decoration under glaze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 20 x 13in. (50.8 x 33cm) Diameter at mouth: 6 11/16 in. (17 cm) Diameter at base: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm)


Museum Location: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor


Accession Number: 80.120.1

Image: 80.120.1_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
From "Korean Art Collection in the Brooklyn Museum" catalogue: The proportions of this porcelain jar with its elongated body and raised mouth show that it was made in the late nineteenth century. Much of the body is covered with a large cloud and dragon design in which a four-clawed dragon appears with an exaggerated expression on its face. Porcelain jars decorated with a dragon motif continued to be produced in the Joseon period and were used at court ceremonies to hold flowers, water, or wine. The glaze was wiped off the base of this jar. Though it has kiln grit on its base, it is still considered an excellent, medium-quality blue-and-white porcelain work. Accession card: Baluster-shaped white porcelain temple vase with under glaze-cobalt-painted decoration of two dragons amid clouds. Recessed base. Cylindrical neck with band of cloud signs. Band of scepter-head-shaped designs below base of neck.

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