Apr 30, 2012

Jar with Design in Underglaze Iron

Jar with Design in Underglaze Iron

백자 철화호

1800s–1900s

Porcelain with underglaze iron

Outer diameter: 34.2 cm (13 7/16 in.); Overall: 33 cm (13 in.)

L. E. Holden Fund 1986.87

Location

Did you know?

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.

Description

The potter’s splashed sketchy brushwork in underglaze over the somewhat rough surface gives this jar a strikingly modern look. This type of Korean porcelain work featuring unfinished and raw qualities served as a source of inspiration for many European ceramists in the mid-1900s, particularly British studio potters who searched for a new set of aesthetics that favored bold and abstract design.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Credit line: 
L. E. Holden Fund

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