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  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1392-1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sheila E. Hoey Middleton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Simple glazed ceramics with refined shapes were popular in Korea during the Choson period (1392-1910). Though some wares were painted with underglaze decoration, many plain white or near white ceramics were also produced throughout the Choson period. The aesthetic these pieces embody is seen as reflecting the austere ethos of Confucian thought, which was embraced by the Choson dynasty.

Physical description

Half of a porcelain cup. Glaze tinged with blue, uneven covering with bubbles apparent on interior. Kiln materials adhered to the footring, rim and base. Many inclusions visible in the body.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


1392-1910 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, glazed


Width: 104 mm, Height: 53 mm

Descriptive line

Cer, Korea, porcelain fragment, Choson period

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Middleton, Sheila. "Choson Period Sherds from the British Embassy Site, Seoul." in Orientations 23:12 (December 1992): 57-60




East Asia Collection

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