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Buncheong ware shallow bowl with stamped, inlaid floral designs


Artwork Details

Buncheong ware shallow bowl with stamped, inlaid floral designs
15th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze and inlaid stamped designs
2 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (5.2 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm)
Gift of the Reverend and Mrs. Philip L. Schenk for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

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Subject Matter:

The shape, and decorative motifs and composition employed on this bowl well domonstrate characteristic features of buncheong ware during the mid 15th century when the stamping technique reached a high point.

Physical Description:

It has a relatively wide mouth for its height and slighly surving sides. Originally, this tpye of bowl was first produced in celadon in the late Goryeo period and was made in large numbers in buncheong ware during the early Joseon period. The foot is shallow and roughly trimmed.

Many of densely decorated buncheong wares, with the stamped technique, were produced for uses in government offices in the 15th century. The interior wall and base of the dish are decorated with stamped designs of scrolls and chrysanthemum bands, and a chrysanthemum, respectively, while on the exterior wall is inlaid with lutus petals. Four spur marks are left on the inner base, and sand is adhered to the entire rim of the foot, which evidences that this piece was placed on the floor during firing. The glaze was fused well and made a glossy surface.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.148]

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