Feb
17

Today in Smithsonian History: February 17, 1984

Punch'ong Bottle 14th-15th century Unidentified, Korean Yuan or Ming dynasty Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze H: 30.9 W: 26.3 cm China Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1900.63

Punch’ong Bottle 
14th-15th century
Unidentified, Korean
Yuan or Ming dynasty
Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze
H: 30.9 W: 26.3 cm
China
Gift of Charles Lang Freer

February 17, 1984 “Korean Influences on Japanese Ceramics” opens at the Freer Gallery of Art. The exhibition includes 50 objects that examine the Japanese appreciation of Punch’ong ware, Korean ceramics that entered Japan in the 16th century. Korean techniques of applying slip to dark-bodied wares became major elements in the styles of ceramics centers founded by Korean potters in Japan and spread in various forms throughout the country.


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