Large jar with peony decoration

Period: Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

Date: second half of the 19th century

Culture: Korea

Medium: Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and copper-red design

Dimensions: H. 15 in. (38.1 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1927

Accession Number: 27.119.22


The shape of this jar—with its globular body, long neck, and rolled rim—is typical of nineteenth-century Korean porcelain, as is the swiftly rendered, bold decoration. The flash of color from the copper-red pigment enlivens the peony flower and adds to the piece’s appeal.