국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
White Porcelain Paper Container with Auspicious Animal and Bird Design in Relief
  • Exhibition Name

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Ceramics - White Porcelain

  • Category

    Housing - Daily Utensils - Stationary - Paper Holder

  • Dimensions

    H. 14.0cm, (mouth) D. 14.5cm, (bottom) D. 12.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Sujeong 16

  • Location

    Buncheong Ware and White Porcelain Gallery

This paper container in the shape of a traditional flowerpot was made during the late Joseon period. It exhibits a decagonal body and is decorated with various animals such as a dragon and a tiger, and the Ten Symbols of Longevity, including a deer, heron, and turtle. The animals are depicted in a folk painting style, with the tiger displaying an amusing face and comical pose similar to the tigers depicted in traditional “tiger and magpie paintings”.