bottle

bottle

1700s-1800s
Country
Korea
bottle
Museum Exchange
1970.34
. bottle. 1700s-1800s. Museum Exchange. 1970.34.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 10 1/2 in, 26.6700 cm; diameter: 6 1/4 in, 15.8750 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian

Bottle with Dragon
1700s–1800s, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Korea
Porcelain
Museum exchange
1970.34

Korean documents record that porcelains with underglaze blue designs were received by the Joseon court as gifts from China’s Ming dynasty Emperor Xuande (reigned 1426‒1435). Soon after, Korean potters began to paint cobalt designs on their white porcelain ware. In Korea, as in China and Japan, dragons are associated with water, rain, and clouds, linking them to agricultural prosperity. They connote positive qualities and are a frequent subject in Korean artwork.