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Bottle with globular body and funnel-shaped neck

Korean

Artwork Details

Bottle with globular body and funnel-shaped neck
late 19th century
Korean
stoneware with dark brown glaze
3 3/8 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (8.5 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.242

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

This bottle has a wonderfully idiosyncratic shape, with a narrow funnel-shaped mouth atop its squat, globular body. The foot is unusual in that it is convex and glazed.
Maribeth Graybill, The Enduring Art of the Korean Potter, December 12, 2004-November 6, 2005

Physical Description:

Many black-glazed vessels of this type were produced in the areas of Jeongok-ri, Uijeongbu-si, and Yeoju-si in Gyeonggi-do in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Made from coarse, colored clay, its black-glazed surface shines like that of porcelain. It has a lot of sand and bubbles on its surface, producing a rough texture, while fragments of other vessels have become embedded in its shoulder section during firing, but its glaze is well fused, producing a smooth sheen.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.211]

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