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  • Place of origin:

    Sungnam-si (made)

  • Date:

    2006 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Park, Young Sook, born 1947 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, thrown, with underglaze blue decoration

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 18, shelf 4

Park Young Sook is one of South Korea's leading ceramic artists. She is particularly known for her work in white porcelain, which is infused with her deep awareness of and compassion for Korea's ceramic heritage.

Her elegant white ceramics recall the pure white ceramics produced in the Choson period in Korea (1392-1910). The influence of Confucian ideals at this time promoted a restrained aesthetic in which pure white ceramics found favour.

While her work looks back to the richness of Korea's ceramic tradition, this is balanced by her own desire to produce pieces that are made to be used and enjoyed within contemporary spaces. This beautiful piece, with its single teardop of underglaze blue decoration, provides a most refined drinking cup.

Physical description

White porcelain cup with spherical body and broad flared mouth. Underglaze blue 'teardrop' shaped decoration on belly of cup.

Place of Origin

Sungnam-si (made)


2006 (made)


Park, Young Sook, born 1947 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, thrown, with underglaze blue decoration

Marks and inscriptions

[...] 06
Written in underglaze blue on base


Height: 10.5 cm, Diameter: 8.8 cm mouth

Descriptive line

Cup, white porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, made by Park Young Sook, South Korea, 2006.




Glazed; Thrown


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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