JAR, Porcelain with lotus design in underglaze cobalt-blue and copper-red-paint

Date1 Joseon dynasty
Date2 second half of the 18th century
Height (cm) 44.6
Maximum Diameter (cm) 34.2
Weight (g) 8580
Credit Line The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka (gift of Mr. ATAKA Eiichi), photograph by 〓(Please credit the name of the photographer which is indicated at the bottom left of each image)
Accession No. 01011
Description Leaving ample white space, the lotuses stretch their stems gracefully and the leaves are washed with pale cobalt blue. Copper red pigment added to the lotus petals and buds make them stand out. Although very few in number, there are blue-and-white ware with underglaze copper red decoration made in the 18th-century Gwangju official kiln. This piece, one of those rare works, is considered to be the finest example, known to have been formerly owned by Asakawa Noritaka. Not only the eminence of the expression of the motif but also the partial discoloration of the copper red into green adds exceptional appeal and elegance to the piece. Lotus has been a popular subject often adopted in the decorations of stationery and vessels of the literati. This piece is thought to have been produced at the Bunwon-ri kiln in Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do.
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