국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
White Porcelain Jar with Grapevine and Monkey Pattern
  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Ceramics - White Porcelain

  • Category

    Food - Tableware - Storage Carriage - Jar

  • Dimensions

    H. 30.8cm

  • Designation

    National Treasure 93

  • Accession Number

    Bongwan 2029

This is one of the finest masterpieces among white porcelain items that used metal pigment particles and it dates back to the late Joseon Period. Grapevines and monkeys are painted on the middle section of the body with sufficient blank space remaining, giving it an overall sense of harmony. Due to the thickness of the paints applied, the colors are slightly blurred and the descriptions are not sharply rendered in some parts, but the deep color of the paint pigments, the milk-white background, and the refined sense of proportion make it a masterpiece.