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Eight-faceted Bottle

Eight-faceted Bottle

백자 철채 음각문 팔각병 (白磁鐵彩陰刻文八角甁)

1800s-1900s

Stoneware

Overall: 23.2 cm (9 1/8 in.)

Cornelia Blakemore Warner Fund 1969.58

Location

Did you know?

The exquisite hue of this bottle is from iron oxide, also known as “purple oxide.”

Description

Toward the end of the 18th century, multifaceted bottles like this one became popular with the growing demand from both the elites as well as the middle class. The dark-brown iron oxide pigment makes this eight-faceted bottle earthy, yet sophisticated.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Stoneware

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