Faceted Jar


Artist
Korean (Korean)
Date
19th century
Medium
Glazed stoneware
Dimensions
Approximate : 8 x 8 x 8 in. (20.32 x 20.32 x 20.32 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of John '54 and Reda '57 Santinga
Object Number
2018.5.2

Label
This jar is a superb example of a Korean folk art. The body of the jar was thrown on a wheel before being molded into its faceted shape. Inclusions and small firing flaws show through the iron-oxide glaze giving the jar a singular appearance. Although made by unknown artisans, jars like this have become much admired by Korean, Japanese and Western connoisseurs and serve as models for folk-inspired ceramists even today.

Object Type
Ceramic