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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, thrown, carved, glazed and fired

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall D.S.O. through Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    C.672-1923

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case L, shelf 2

Plain white porcelain was a preferred ceramic style of the Choson period (1392-1910) in Korea, and the 18th century was a time when large quantities of elegant ceramics were produced by the kilns at Kwangju for domestic use. This gently curved white vase with deep facets reflects the austere taste of Korean gentlemen who preferred simplicity to gaudiness.

Physical description

Egg-shaped vase with facets; porcelain with a white glaze.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)

Date

1750-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, thrown, carved, glazed and fired

Marks and inscriptions

Chon
Heaven
One of three characters impressed in relief on base of vase.

Dimensions

Height: 17.1 cm, Diameter: 8.9 cm

Descriptive line

Egg-shaped porcelain vase, Korea, Choson dynasty, 1750-1800

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Thrown; Carved; Glazed; Fired

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Vases

Collection

East Asia Collection

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