Korean White Glazed Porcelain Deep Bowl - Joseon / 16th Century
This porcelain bowl was made during the Joseon (Choson) Dynasty, most likely around the 16th century. It is fairly "heavily-potted" and has a deep wall with a slightly flared rim. It is coated in quite a thick white glaze that has a hint of greyish-blue. Inside the bowl are five "spur marks" from firing. The sturdy foot, where unglazed, has fired to a pale pinkish-brown colour, although below the surface, as can be seen where the foot is chipped, probably during manufacture, the actual body is white, or a very pale grey. In places at the rim edge, the glaze has "crawled" during firing leaving the exposed white body. Holding a bright light against the body shows that it is translucent.
This is quite a large bowl with a diameter of 17.75 cm, height 8.5 cm. Although there is no restoration or repair there are four old and stained hairlines emanating from the rim.
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