Rare Korean 15th / 16th Century Crawled Glaze Bottle / Vase
This rare and unusual pear-shaped stoneware bottle was made in the 15th / 16th century, during the Choson (Joseon) Dynasty. It is "heavily-potted" and coated in a finely-crackled glaze of two distinct colours. To the upper neck and inner mouth the glaze is a pale brown, almost salmon colour, whereas below this the glaze is a darker brown and much thicker. This thicker glaze has "crawled" during firing to give it a heavy "orange peel" effect that is most pleasing. It seems unlikely this was intentional as it would have been extremely difficult to purposely achieve this effect, but the result, whether intentional or not, is enormously pleasing.
Height 16 cm (6.25 inches). There is a very small section at the rim edge that has been broken out and re-stuck; otherwise condition is very good.
*** TO ORDER THIS ITEM PLEASE EMAIL US QUOTING OUR STOCK NUMBER (see above) - WE SHALL THEN EMAIL YOU BACK WITH POSTAGE COSTS AND PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS ***
*** FOR FULL DETAILS OF OUR GUARANTEE AND PAYMENT OPTIONS, PLEASE CLICK ON "Buying from us - All you need to know" ON OUR HOME PAGE ***