Jars of this scale and quality were made for the royal family and were decorated by court painters. The jar is massive, but not the largest of its type. There are taller Korean jars, but they are all of the more familiar five-clawed-dragon and cloud design. Further, they bulge from the shoulder of the pot, in the traditional manner of the Chinese baluster vase. The jar shown here bulges toward the waist, creating a quite different, more robust profile.
There is a slightly smaller blue-and-white porcelain jar (47.2 cm) of similar proportion and date, but with design of five-clawed dragon and clouds in the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (see image on this page). What distinguishes both is that they bulge toward the center, contributing to a sense of mass and weight.