Korean Choson Dynasty Blue & White Bottle - 18th / 19th Century
This heavily-potted wine bottle was made during the 18th - 19th century, during the latter part of the Choson (Yi) Dynasty. Its most striking features are the large cup-shaped mouth and the wonderful (in our opinion) large brown kiln deposits/scars to the side. It is coated in a thick clear glaze with a simple decoration in underglaze blue. There is a crack across the bottom of the jar, most likely caused during manufacture, that runs up and follows the crackles of the glaze, these crackles having become stained over time.
Height 24 cm (9.4 inches). There is some damage around the rim including repair (see photos) and wear to the glaze around the widest part of the body showing it was clearly appreciated and used despite the kiln scars (we have filled it with water and it does not leak).
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