국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Celadon Prunus Vase with Peony Design in Underglaze Iron Brown
  • Culture/Period

    Goryeo Dynasty

  • Materials

    Ceramics - Celadon

  • Category

    Food - Tableware - Storage Carriage - bottle

  • Dimensions

    H. 27cm, (mouth) D. 5.7cm, D. 17.8cm, (bottom) D. 7.4cm

  • Accession Number

    Bongwan 2008

This prunus vase has a voluptuous shoulder and upper body, and a lower body that tapers slightly outward, giving an overall impression of resilience. Goryeo celadon with an iron-brown underglaze design is usually yellow-brownish in color as it is produced by abruptly blocking the oxygen supply to the furnace and chimney, and baking it for a short period of time by burning an abundance of firewood. The realistic depiction of the three peonies covering the body is the result of a skilled and animated touch. Incised lines are again applied to the iron-brown to depict flowers, leaves, and branches.