A fine blue and white porcelain storage jar <i>Joseon Dynasty,18th Century</i>
Lot 2297
A fine blue and white porcelain storage jar Joseon Dynasty, 18th Century
Sold for US$ 418,750 inc. premium
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Korean Works of Art
A fine blue and white porcelain storage jar
Joseon Dynasty, 18th Century
The rim of its short neck finished with a recessed line, its swelling shoulder encircled by a yo'i-head band above swallows flying amid cloud scrolls while a stand of auspicious pulloch'o fungus and leaves to one side and a leafy tree on the opposite side rise up the body from the foot, all drawn in pale shades of cobalt beneath a celadon-tinged and craze-filled glaze also applied across its deeply recessed base (surface staining, body crack).
Height 15 3/8in (38cm)

Footnotes

  • Note: for similar shapes painted with opposing large-scale auspicious patterns, see Rhee Byung-chang, Masterpieces of Korean Art, Vol.3, Yi Ceramics (Tokyo, 1978): the deer, bamboo and pine jar with yo'i-head collar now in the Koryo Museum of Art, p. 214; the scholar under a tree opposing cranes and deer in the Ataka Collection, Japan, p.215; and the underglaze red and blue-painted lotus jar in a private Japanese collection, p. 357. See also Asia Society, Treasures of Asian Art, The Asia Society's Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection (1994), pp. 218 and 219 for another 18th century jar of similar shape, painted with similar cloud scrolls and pulloch'o fungus plants included among other auspicious symbols.
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