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Important works of art from an American private collection
Lot 820
A Maebyong Porcelain Vase
Korean, 2003
22 March 2023, 10:00 EDT
New York

US$8,000 - US$10,000

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A Maebyong Porcelain Vase
Korean, 2003
The tall white porcelain vase in classic maebyong form with a stepped everted mouth, decorated with a single droplet of underglaze cobalt blue, signed underneath in underglaze blue Park.03
Wood storage box inscribed inside the lid Baekja maebyong (White porcelain plum vase) and signed and sealed Park Young Sook
13 7/8in (35.3cm) high


One of South Korea's foremost ceramists, Park Young Sook is widely admired for her work in white porcelain that recalls wares produced in the latter part of the Joseon era (1392-1910). Often, as in this example, she increases the height of her pots and reduces the thickness of their walls in comparison to the originals, thus creating pieces that pay homage to the past while maintaining a distinctive contemporary aesthetic.

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