VERY RARE 15/16TH CENTURY CHOSON DYN WHITE GLAZED VASE!
Please refer to our stock # 0097 when inquiring.
This is a nice and rare Korean Choson dynasty, 15th or 16th century white glazed vase. It has a nicely potted pear shape and is covered in a fine and pure white glaze. During King Sejong's Reign in the early Choson dynasty, white wares were declared the Imperial wares and were reserved for court use. After that time, white wares on and off became the official wares of ancient Korea. This vase was probably produced by the official kilns or the provincial kilns for municipal use. It is in good condition with one small professionally restuck chip on the rim as shown in the photo. Prices of Korean ceramics are rising rapidly in recent years and this vase is highly collectable. An American museum inventory number is on the base. Date: Choson dynasty, 15th or 16th century; Height: 27.3cm; max. width: 17cm. Conditions: one professionally restuck chip on rim, otherwise good.