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Joseon Period Baekja ware Oil Jar

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Ceramics: Pre 1900: Item # 1139511

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Joseon Period Baekja ware Oil Jar

The Korean white wares were known for their unique and rustic expressions, where it appealed to many including the Japanese during the 20th century. The Mingei movement, started by Yanagi Souri began the movement where people will enjoy simple antique daily wares for their aesthetic quality instead of the value of the artist or be concerned with what era the work came from. Souri preferred the blue white pieces from Chosun Period in Korea and the white wares.

This white ware water coup is rather unique. It has the appearance of an oil jar, yet done in the distinct styles in Korean pottery (although this example is common as an oil jar, it is rare that it is converted into a water coup and no similar example is found). The bottom has a sandy like surface, common with Korean wares where sand was used in the kiln.

It is not known what period or when the piece originates from, but the one can only assume that it came from the late 19th century or so.

Condition: No major damages or chipped areas are found. There is a hairline crack on the bottom section of the handle and not sure if it is the way the ceramic piece looks or a repair work done, but overall is kept in great condition. Comes with a metal spoon to scoop water out and a high class box to store the piece in.

Size: Diameter: 2.17" (5.5cm) Height: 1.98" (5cm).

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