Jar with Lid
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.
Height: 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Diameter at mouth: 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm)
Diameter at base: 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm)
Diameter at widest point: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Height: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)
Diameter at mouth: 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm)
Diameter at base: 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Estate of Charles A. Brandon
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