17th-18th century Korean tea bowl of Punchong ware, which is a slip glaze over stoneware. It is in excellent condition with a small chip on the lip and 2 fine glaze crackles on the inside. This lovely Korean vessel is a bowl that the Japanese would especially appreciate because of the subtlety of the glaze and the natural aspect of the potting. It has been thrown on a wheel, but it does have the characteristic that the author Gompertz had in his work describing Korean wares. He said that whereas the Japanese porcelains have a jittery self-consciousness, the Korean works have a haughty nonchalance. And this is precisely the character of the relaxed and confident shape and potting of this vessel.
Age: 17th-18th Century
Size: 3 inches high, 4.25 inch diam
Price: $1,700.00 USD