18th-19th century Korean Punchong ware bowl made of earthenware with a white slip glaze. The inside of the bowl has a delicate crackle through the gray-white glaze and has 5 small circles where the separating clay would have been for the stacking of another vessel on top. On the outside the potter has used a cutting tool to cut away some of the lower part of the vessel giving it a slightly faceted character. The slip glaze has a thicker body and has accummulated around the foot of the vessel which gives it a curious and naturalistic design effect. It is almost like a stalagtite type of effect where some of the glaze is hanging down a little bit. This has the wonderful relaxed confident spirit of the Korean potter. This bowl is accompanied with a certificate issued by the Korea Old Arts Cultural Association Central Committee. At the bottom there is a handwritten note that the Korean consulate in Los Angeles exhibited this piece in 1955 at the LA County Museum, and again in 1978. It is a good example of Ido ware.
Age: 18th-19th Century
Size: 3 inches high, 5.5 inch diam