국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
White Porcelain Jar with Cloud and Dragon Design in Underglaze Iron Brown
  • Exhibition Name

    Jar with Dragon and Cloud, White porcelain painted in underglaze iron-brown

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Ceramics - White Porcelain

  • Category

    Food - Tableware - Storage Carriage - Jar

  • Dimensions

    H. 41.5cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 7744

  • Location

    Buncheong Ware and White Porcelain Gallery

Excavated from a building site in Junghak-dong in Jongno-gu, Seoul, this white porcelain jar exhibits artistic features very similar to vessels of the same type produced at the government-operated kilns in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, in the 17th century. It has an attractively curvaceous body with a voluminous shoulder and a dramatically narrowed base. The dragon resembles a humorous character due to the highly expressive brushstrokes used to highlight its dignity.