국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
White Porcelain Peach-shaped Water Dropper with Pine and Plum Design in Underglaze Cobalt Blue
  • Exhibition Name

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Ceramics - White Porcelain

  • Category

    Housing - Daily Utensils - Stationary - ink-stone water

  • Dimensions

    H. 7.7 cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 955

  • Location

    White Porcelain Gallery

Known to have been excavated from an ancient tomb in Chang-dong in Dobong-gu, Seoul, this white porcelain water dropper has the shape of a peach. Its simple, stable form and nicely protruded peak suggest that it was made during the early Joseon Period. It is decorated with a cobalt blue line encircling the belly and a pine spray combined with the stump of a plum tree painted above it. The rough but artistically confident brush strokes are admirably characteristic of the dignified style of early blue-and-white porcelain wares produced in Korea.