Joseon Dynasty Small Jar with Leaf and Flower Design in Underglaze Iron


A small jar fired in the middle of the Joseon dynasty. This piece is an example from the latter half of the 17th century when underglaze iron decoration was at its production peak. The leaf and flower patterns are drawn on the two parts of the body. Using the whitish clay and the shallow, carefully carved base tells it is likely a high-quality work. And also it conveys that underglaze iron decoration was a substitute for blue and white. The plump body shape is adorable, and the vague painting and the rim that has been shaved all the way around give it a rustic beauty.

Two hairlines extend from the rim of the mouth. And glaze flaking can be seen in several places.

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