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A WHITE PORCELAIN JAR
CHOSON DYNASTY (SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY)

The large jar resting on a high and flared ring foot of globular form slightly compressed to form sharp angles about the waist and with short, everted neck, covered overall with an even and lustrous milk-white glaze--10 3/8 in. (25.8 cm.), star and hairline cracks and surface scratches

Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Akaboshi Goro and Nakamura Heiichiro, Five Centuries of Korean Ceramics, Pottery and Porcelain of the Yi Dynasty (New York, Tokyo and Kyoto: Weatherhill/Tankosha, 1975), pl.5

For a similar jar see Byung-chang Rhee, Masterpieces of Korean Art- Yi Ceramics (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1978), pl. 144. The catalogue note explains that jars of this type were formed in two sections and joined at the midddle, resulting in the compressed form with sharp side angles, called in Japan chochin-tsubo (lantern form jar).
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