A luminous white moon jar, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th century | 朝鮮王朝 十八世紀 白釉滿月花罐
A luminous white moon jar
Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th century
朝鮮王朝 十八世紀 白釉滿月花罐
of generous proportions, set over a low slightly tapered foot, the globular sides gently sweeping upward and reaching their widest point just above the center of the body then rounding into a softly sloping shoulder mirroring the arc of the lower body, surmounted by a short subtly flared neck only slightly wider than the foot, the white body covered overall in a translucent glaze with a very faint glacier-blue tinge, the base unglazed
Height 13 ½ in., 34.3 cm.
There is an approx. 5.3-cm area of overpainting to the exterior of the mouth, and five smaller areas of overpainting to the exterior of the foot (longest approx. 3.2 cm). There are small chips to the foot, scattered very fine scratches to the glaze on the body, and very minor firing imperfections (mostly to the interior, including glaze gaps to the well and small bits of adhered clay).
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Japanese Private Collection, acquired in the 1950s.