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Large-shouldered jar with design of two dragons chasing flaming pearls

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Korea, Gyeonggi-do province, Gwangju, Bunwon kiln, Large-shouldered jar with design of two dragons chasing flaming pearls, 19th century, porcelain with decoration painted in cobalt blue under transparent glaze, Gift of Robert and Sandra Mattielli in honor of Donald Jenkins, public domain, 2004.7.10

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Title

Large-shouldered jar with design of two dragons chasing flaming pearls

Artist

Korea, Gyeonggi-do province, Gwangju, Bunwon kiln (Korean)

Date

19th century

Period

Korea: Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)

Medium

porcelain with decoration painted in cobalt blue under transparent glaze

Dimensions (H x W x D)

19 in x 14 in diam.

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Ceramics

Object Type

jar

Culture

Korean

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Sandra Mattielli in honor of Donald Jenkins

Accession Number

2004.7.10

Copyright

public domain

Terms

ceramics

dragon

jars

porcelain

underglazing

Place Made

Created in: Gyeonngi province

Description

In East Asia, dragons are associated with the sky and rain, and thus regarded as divine powers bestowing agricultural abundance. Here, a single four-clawed dragon, snarling and writhing his way across the surface of the vessel, chases a magical flaming jewel. Stylized clouds appear above and below him.

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, dragons were very popular designs for Korean porcelains at court, where they were used as flower vases or wine containers, and among scholars and wealthy merchants.

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