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Maebyeong (Wine Storage Bottle) with abstract floral spray design


Artwork Details

Maebyeong (Wine Storage Bottle) with abstract floral spray design
early 20th century
stoneware with iron oxide painting over white slip
7 1/4 x 5 9/16 x 5 9/16 in. (18.3 x 14 x 14 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 is an ordinatley jar shaped like maebyeong with a wide mouth. The shoulder is decorated with iron-pained semi-abstract vignette in two places. The decorated design is reddish brown in color, while its background color is pale gray-green. The foot and outer base are thoroughly glazed, on which are placed coarse sand during firing. The walls become thicker towards the base. The glaze was poorly applied. Therefore, the clay body is exposed in some places around the foot, and blisters reracuted ruptures resulted from bursting of the glaze.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.171]

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