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Jar white porcelain with plum, bamboo and bird design in underglaze cobalt-blue
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This jar is decorated with Korean traditional design that shows the distinguished talents and skills of painters of Joseon government office of Fine Arts. On the front, bamboo, plums and birds are expressed so delicately and realistically, highlighting the traditional Korean mood. While the central design is described in strong and rich cyanide pigment, designs of a chrysanthemum at the lower part and vines around the mouth are intentionally painted so light that realism and solidity of its design are maximized.

History of the Object
Blue-and-white porcelain began to be produced in Korea from the mid-fifteenth century at latest. At that time, cobalt was not widely available as it was imported from China and was extremely expensive. For this reason, the government hired skilled court painters to decorate the vessels, which explains the high quality of painting in early Joseon blue-and-white porcelain such as this one.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
White porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue 
Measurements
diameter of mouth 6.2cm 
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 15th century ~ AD 15th century 
Creation date
15th Century - 16th Century; Joseon 
Function
jar 
Acquisition
This object was confiscated by the prosecutory authorities in 1980 and became the property of the Korean government. 
Copyright
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Government of Korea 
Museum
National Museum of Korea 
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