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A BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN COSMETIC JAR

CHOSON PERIOD (18TH CENTURY)

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A BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN COSMETIC JAR
choson period (18th century)
Of evenly-proportioned globular form balanced on a circular foot surrounding a shallow, recessed base and ending in a wide mouth with slightly raised rim, painted between a narrow band of fretwork below the lip and a wider band of lappets above the foot with four lotus flowers with scrolling foliage separated by four auspicious characters, all executed in light and darker strokes of underglaze-blue, also covered by a clear glaze tinged quite blue in the recessed base, the foot unglazed; the flat cover with raised, cylindrical knop decorated en suite with a central lotus blossom and radiating, scrolling foliage, the underside of the lid unglazed
2 1/8in. (5.5cm.) high, 2½in. (6.5cm.) diameter

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Published:
Byung-chang Rhee, Masterpieces of Korean Art--Yi Ceramics (Tokyo: privately published, 1978), no. 298.
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