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Wine bottle with plum branch design

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Wine bottle with plum branch design


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
late 19th century

Medium & Support
porcelain with blue and iron brown underglaze painting

5 7/8 in. ( 15 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

Physical Description
Many white porcelain bottles of this type were produced at Bunwon-ri in the 19th century. One side of its body is decorated with a spray of plum blossom, with the stem and flowers rendered in underglaze iron brown and cobalt blue, respectively. The relatively vivid colors of iron and cobalt colors made the decorations highly effective. The entire foot was glazed, while the foot rim retains traces of fine sand spurs. The precipitation of ash deposits on one side has produced pale green spots. However, this is a high-grade object with transparent and well-fused glaze.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.180]

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
wine jar

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

Collection Area

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ceramic (material)
plum (plant)
porcelain (visual works)

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