Jar with Chrysanthemum and Butterfly Designs (Translation)
백자청화국접문호 조선시대 (Primary Title)
白磁青畫菊蝶文壺 朝鮮時代 (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

19th century
Porcelain with design in underglaze blue
South Korea,Gyeonggido
Overall: 8 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (21.59 × 19.05 cm)
The chrysanthemum is one of the “four gentlemen,” along with the orchid, bamboo and the plum blossom, of East Asian art, representative of the seasons and ideal Confucian virtues. Associated with autumn and the onset of winter, the chrysanthemum is celebrated for its resilience in the face of adverse conditions.
Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
Gift of Kathy and Charles Ko
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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