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Blue-and-White Jar with Bamboo Design


Artwork Details

Blue-and-White Jar with Bamboo Design
19th century
porcelain with blue underglaze painting
3 15/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (10 x 12 x 12 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

On Display

Not currently on display


Physical Description:

This small jar is decorated with three horizontal lines around the rim and floral scrolls on the body. It was placed on coarse sand during firing. Poor sintering of clay and fusion of glaze have produced many pinholes. Glaze is not evenly coated on the surface, causing glaze crawling and diminishing of gloss. Product of a regional kiln in the late 19th century, the jar is damaged around the rim. Small jars as this one were esteemed by collectors, who were keen on small objects, in the 1980s.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.174]

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