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Dal-hang-a-ri 달항아리 (Moon Jar)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2006,0505.1

  • Title (object)

    • Dal-hang-a-ri 달항아리 (Moon Jar)
  • Description

    White porcelain full moon jar with pale blue glaze. Painted signature and impressed potter's monogram.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 2005
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 58.7 centimetres
    • Diameter: 58 centimetres (widest point)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
  • Curator's comments

    ‘Moon jars’ were made in the 17th to 18th century for storing food or displaying flowers. During the Choson dynasty (1392-1910) white was a popular colour representing the Confucian ideals of frugality and purity.
    Moon jars have long been admired for their colour and simple, asymmetrical beauty. The contemporary ceramic artist, Park Young-sook, has achieved to recapture this aesthetic and the technical accomplishment after 20 years of practice.

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  • Bibliography

    • Priewe 2010 fig. 2, p. 60 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    20/09/07-22/10/07 BM, G3, 'The Korean Moon Jar'
    2012 18 Apr – 17 Jul, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, ‘Treasures of the World’s Cultures’

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2006

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2006,0505.1

A white porcelain full moon jar, the pure white body beneath an all-over trasnparent galze, painted signature and impressed potter's monogram.

A white porcelain full moon jar, the pure white body beneath an all-over trasnparent galze, painted signature and impressed potter's monogram.

the british museum was granted copyright by park young-sook on 19 july 2011 for all works by this artist in the museum. all reproduction rights were granted. the original paperwork is on file with the acquisition record in the department of asia. © T

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