White Porcelain Brush Container with Openwork Cloud and Dragon Design in Underglaze Cobalt Blue

  • Culture / Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Ceramics - White Porcelain

  • Dimensions

    H. 15.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Sujeong 363


This brush container made at a kiln operated by the royal court of Joseon in Bunwon-ri in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do Province is marked by a decorative dynamic dragon design on the surface and the use of a variety of ceramics techniques. The dragon carved in openwork, which is depicted as rising up to seize a magic pearl, features elaborately painted scales and a flowing mane. The eyes, beard and mane are all painted with cobalt to create a more vivid presentation.

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