a group of four earthenware iron-red glazed epitaph plaques  Joseon dynasty, dated by inscription to 1702-1703

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Lot 791
a group of four earthenware iron-red glazed epitaph plaques
Joseon dynasty, dated by inscription to 1702-1703

US$ 800 - 1,200
£ 650 - 980

Asian Decorative Art

18 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

a group of four earthenware iron-red glazed epitaph plaques
Joseon dynasty, dated by inscription to 1702-1703
The four small rectangular brick-like plaques of reddish hue covered in freely written brown Hanjea characters, the inscription briefly describing the career of the deceased, Pyun Engkwan, including a dedication to his surviving widow and the date of his burial described as 75 years after the start of the Ming dynasty's final Chongzhen era; now mounted in a horizontal modern frame
5 1/4 x 3 1/4in (13.3 x 5.3cm) each plaque
11 1/8 x 23 1/4in (28.3 x 59cm) dimensions of frame

Footnotes

  • For another small iron-red glazed epitaph plaque dated to 1667 and sharing a similar folk-art sensibility, see Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Yuen no iro, shitsuboku no katachi: Ri Josho korekushon Kankoku toji no bi (Color of Elegance, Form of Simplicity: The Beauty of Korean Ceramics from the Rhee Byung-chang Collection) (Osaka, 1999), cat. no.202, pp.226 and 360.
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