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MEDIUM Buncheong ware, stoneware with underglaze slip decoration
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES first half of 15th century
    DYNASTY Joseon Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS Height: 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm) Diameter at mouth: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm) Diameter at base: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Kaywin Lehman Smith
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION The use of grass design bands is regarded as a clear indication that buncheong wares evolved from the inlaid celadons of the late Goryeo dynasty. The finest buncheong works tend to have decorative designs stamped all over the surfaces, both inside and out. This buncheong bowl is decorated with stamped chrysanthemums and raindrop designs on the inner surface and a grass design along the inside of the lip. The scant decoration on the outer surface, the color of the glaze, and the unevenness of the glaze make this a mediocre product. The foot is unglazed and has three marks of kiln grit at the base rim. From "Korean Art Collection in the Brooklyn Museum" catalogue.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Bowl, first half of 15th century. Buncheong ware, stoneware with underglaze slip decoration, Height: 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Kaywin Lehman Smith, 81.207.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 81.207.1.jpg)
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