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Jar with Lid

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
Brown-glazed ceramic wares were used in many Korean kitchens for storage and serving of foodstuffs. More expensive porcelain and metal dishes were used as table settings if a household could afford them. Although they are often called honey pots, lidded small jars like these were used for a wide variety of sauces and pickled vegetables. Many Korean homes produced and stored large quantities of fermented and salt-preserved foods in very large ceramic jars that were kept outside. Cooks used these smaller jars when they retrieved those ingredients for use in the kitchen.
MEDIUM Stoneware, glaze
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES 19th century
    DYNASTY Joseon Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS Jar: Height: 7 5/16 in. (18.5 cm) Diameter at mouth: 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm) Diameter at base: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) Diameter at widest point: 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm) Lid: Height: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm) Diameter at mouth: 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm) Diameter at base: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 84.244.5a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert S. Anderson
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Jar with Lid, 19th century. Stoneware, glaze, Jar:. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert S. Anderson, 84.244.5a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.244.5a-b.jpg)
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