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Maebyeong (Wine Storage Bottle) with abstract floral spray design

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Maebyeong (Wine Storage Bottle) with abstract floral spray design


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
early 20th century

Medium & Support
stoneware with iron oxide painting over white slip

7 1/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. ( 18.1 cm x 13.7 cm )

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

Physical Description
This is an ordinatley jar shaped like maebyeong with a wide mouth. The shoulder is decorated with iron-pained semi-abstract vignette in two places. The decorated design is reddish brown in color, while its background color is pale gray-green. The foot and outer base are thoroughly glazed, on which are placed coarse sand during firing. The walls become thicker towards the base. The glaze was poorly applied. Therefore, the clay body is exposed in some places around the foot, and blisters reracuted ruptures resulted from bursting of the glaze.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.171]

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
wine jar

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

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ceramic (material)
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