During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897), ceramics were considered to represent the highest quality of achievement from royal, city, and provincial kilns, the last of which were export-driven wares. Joseon enjoyed a long period of growth and production, which is still preserved today.
Wares evolved along Chinese lines in terms of color, shape, and technique. Celadon, white porcelain, and storage pottery were similar, but with certain variation in glazes, incision designs, and weight. The Ming influence in blue and white ware using cobalt blue over glazes existed, but without the pthalo blue range, and three-dimensional glassine color depth of Ming dynasty Chinese work.
Provincial Korean kiln of blue and white cobalt glaze. Decorated with a 4 toed dragon with a cloud ground motif. The tapered balaster jar has a slightly fluted neck and articulated foot.
Yi Dynasty (1897-1910)
Dimensions: 7 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ H