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Blue-and-White Porcelain Jar with Apricot and Bamboo Designs
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The entire surface is ornately decorated in a clear blue pigment, with the area around the neck filled with alternating flowers and concentric circles, followed by a band of lotus petals encircling the shoulder as well as the base. Rather crowded apricot and bamboo motifs are elaborately painted on the body. The realistic, pictorial effect is reminiscent of literati painting. The dark blue of the apricot provides a lively contrast against the light blue of the bamboo, and the entire surface is covered in a grayish-white glaze of bluish tint. The reddish-brown buff of the body beneath is revealed in areas where the glaze and blue pigment have run down. The base is indented and has four wide sand spur-marks. It is designated as Korean National Treasure No. 219.

History of the Object
While the technique of producing blue-and-white porcelain was introduced from China during the end of the Yuan and early Ming dynasties, this jar is indicative of the progress that the Joseon potter achieved in incorporating a Korean aesthetic that is distinctly different from that of its Chinese counterpart. This masterpiece of blue-and-white porcelain ware has the full shoulders and voluminous body typical of the early Joseon period.

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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
White Porcelain 
Measurements
H.41.0 cm, D.15.7cm (mouth), 18.2 cm (base) 
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; Joseon Period 
Function
Jar 
Acquisition
It is the official position of the Leeum Museum not to publish the provenance of its collection. 
Copyright
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art 
Museum
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art 
Credit line
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art 

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