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Jar with Longevity Emblems

Asian Art

MEDIUM Porcelain with underglaze decoration
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DYNASTY Joseon dynasty
DIMENSIONS 15 × 13 1/2 in. (38.1 × 34.3 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Carroll Family Collection
CAPTION Jar with Longevity Emblems, late 19th-early 20th century. Porcelain with underglaze decoration, 15 × 13 1/2 in. (38.1 × 34.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, 2020.18.5 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2020.18.5_PS11.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2020.18.5_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2021
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large jar with straight neck, swelling shoulders, and smaller flat foot. Entire body of jar painted in blue with large figures of animals and landscape forms, all associated with the traditional Korean emblems of longevity. Most notable are a spotted deer and a flying crane, but also present are the pine tree, rock, water, clouds, sun, bamboo, and longevity fungus. All are painted in loose strokes of watery blue. The neck is painted with a simple scrolling plant motif, with a cloud collar marking the transition from neck to body.
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