Water Jar (Translation)
白磁水壺 朝鮮時代 (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

19th century
Bunwon ware; porcelain with bluish-white glaze
Bunwon court kiln, Bunwon court kiln, Gyeonggi-do province, South Korea
Overall: 4 3/8 × 5 in. (11.11 × 12.7 cm)
One of the accoutrements in a scholar's studio, a jar of this type was used for dripping water onto an inkstone. This water jar has an opaque bluish tone in places. Its globular form seems slightly tilted as if it was made on an unbalanced wheel, adding to the vessel's appealing natural appearance.
Bunwon Ware
Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
Gift of Mrs. Marion Steele
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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