Korean Moon Jar
20 September – 21 October 2007
This display focuses on the Moon Jar, a rare voluminous white porcelain jar made in early 18th-century Korea. It is one of only 20 remaining in the world and is a stunning example of the simple beauty of Korean porcelain. In 1935 it was brought back from Korea by the father of British studio pottery, Bernard Leach, and it has been a great influence on modern artists in both East and West.
The British Museum acquired the jar in 1999 and it has since become one of the Museum’s iconic objects.