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You will receive a Certificate of Origin with this item. See below.
There are no chips or cracks on this piece.
The rough edges, surface and bottom are common in Punch’ŏng ware. It is exactly as it came out of the kiln five centuries ago.
Side view of Korean Punch’ŏng bowl exactly as it came out of the kiln in the 16th century. It is just under 3" high, and just over 7" in diameter. It is called mishima by the Japanese who adored this, it was decorated celadon glazed ceramic, produced in Korea during the early Chosŏn period (15th and 16th centuries). Punch’ŏng ware evolved from the celadon of the Koryŏ period.
This piece clearly shows how the potters of the 16th century abandoned designs altogether and simply coated the vessel with a white slip either entirely or partially with a wide brush leaving the traces of the swift brush movement, an effect that helped to create a sense of spontaneity.
You can also see the four dark marks at the bottom of the bowl which were left by the small pieces of clay the potters put between bowls that they stacked in the kiln for firing.
The term bunjang hoecheong sagi was coined in the 1930s by South Korea’s first art historian, Go Yuseop; it translates as “gray-green ceramics decorated with powder.” What we know today as buncheong ware is a loose group of ceramics with a relatively coarse gray body embellished in various fashion with white slip, and covered in green-tinted semi-translucent glaze.
Both the raw materials and the decorative vocabulary of buncheong ware owe much to the famed celadon tradition of the preceding Goryeo dynasty (918–1392). The clay and glaze of buncheong are essentially similar to those of celadon but less processed and refined.