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Korean Ceramics

"Korean Ceramics"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 10  October 26, 2021 (Tue) - May 22, 2022 (Sun)

Long-Necked Jar with Linked Arcs, Reportedly found in South Jeolla Province, Korea, Three Kingdoms period (Baekje), 6th–7th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)

This gallery introduces Korean ceramics from the Proto-Three Kingdoms period (ca. 1st century BC–3rd century AD) to the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). The development of Korean ceramics during the Proto–Three Kingdoms period was influenced by the Lelang Commandery, an outpost established by China’s Han dynasty in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. Rulers of powerful states struggled for supremacy during this period, resulting in a rich variety of distinct ceramic aesthetics in each region. Under Chinese influence, a blue-green glaze called celadon began to be produced in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty (935–1392). Over time, celadon wares took on a distinct gray-green coloring that came to be known as Goryeo celadon. The production of pottery then diversified during the Joseon dynasty to include white porcelain and Buncheong ware, a type of stoneware often featuring designs in white slip and iron pigment.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 10 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Important Art Object Stand for Horn-Shaped Cups Korea Three Kingdoms period (Silla), 5th–6th century Gift of the Ogura Foundation, TJ-5342
Highlight Long-Necked Jar with Linked Arcs Reportedly found in South Jeolla Province, Korea Three Kingdoms period (Baekje), 6th–7th century Gift of the Ogura Foundation, TJ-5349
Vase with Lotus Vines, Glazed stoneware Korea Goryeo dynasty, 12th century TG-4
Highlight Vase with Chrysanthemums Korea Goryeo dynasty, 14th century Gift of Ms. Shimizu Nobuko, TG-2983
Highlight Vase with a Fish, Buncheong ware Korea, Reportedly found in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province Joseon dynasty, 15th–16th century Gift of the Ogura Foundation, TG-2795
Highlight Bowl with Fish, Buncheong ware Korea Joseon dynasty, 15th–16th century TG-178
Highlight Jar with Grapes Korea Joseon dynasty, 18th century TG-109
Highlight Important Art Object Double-mouthed Vessel with Wheels Attributed provenance: Changnyeong, Korea Three Kingdoms period (Silla), 5th century Gift of the Ogura Foundation, TJ-5339
Highlight Lobed Cups with Stands, Porcelain Jingdezhen ware, China Northern Song–Southern Song dynasty, 11th–12th century Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG-1243
Highlight Cup and Stand with Pointed Foliate Rims and Chrysanthemums, Glazed stoneware with inlaid design Korea Goryeo dynasty, 13th century TG-70