15 September 1999
A Large Blue and White Porcelain Jar
Choson Period (Second Half 18th Century)
Of lantern form set on a ring foot and with upright, circular rim, painted in cobalt blue under clear glaze with four large landscape medallions reminiscent of the Chinese 'Eight Views of the Xiao-Xiang:' fishing boats, cliffs and the sun setting on distant mountains; a hilltop pavillion, four anchored boats, a skiff offshore, hills across the water and the haloed moon; a flock of geese crossing over fields before a silhouette of mountains and the rising moon; and a crane flying over rice fields separated by two ridges, the neck also painted in underglaze-blue with two lines and the foot with a single line
10.7/8in. (27.8cm.) high; 12in. (30.4cm.) diameter
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For a jar decorated with related panels see Byung-chang Rhee, Masterpieces of Korean Art--Yi Ceramics (Tokyo: Privately published, 1978), pl. 205.
See also illustration on back cover of this catalogue.
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