Porcelain with underglaze iron
Outer diameter: 34.2 cm (13 7/16 in.); Overall: 33 cm (13 in.)
L. E. Holden Fund 1986.87
This type of Korean porcelain work featuring unfinished and raw quality inspired many European ceramists including Bernard Leach (1887-1979), the father of British studio pottery.
The potter’s splashed brushwork in underglaze over its somewhat rough surface gives this jar a strikingly modern look. Besides the usage of copper-red underglaze, its exaggerated lip and band of raised lines at the upper shoulder are stylistic features of late 18th-century Korean ceramic wares.
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