Korean pottery has a long history with several sought-after works produced over the centuries using materials like celadons, grey stoneware, white porcelain, and buncheong ware. Typically, Korean pottery involves decorations with plants, flowers, and wildlife. They reflect the Korean heritage with some motif from the Buddhist culture and minimalist designs from the Confucian style.
Celadon Korean Pottery
This type of ceramics was produced during the Goryeo Dynasty (918 – 1392 CE). Now, you can find there are many ceramics and pots inspired by this culture. You can find these unique pieces for decorating your home. They generally have a pale-green luster like jade and a smooth, glazed surface.
This vase has an inlaid crane and chrysanthemum flower inlay design. It has a voluminous form with elegantly curved lines. The flower designs patterns are in two diamond windows. The chrysanthemum designs are traditionally inlaid with flowers in white and stalks and leaves in fine black. Red color highlights the chrysanthemum flowers on the Korean pottery.
It is an elegantly curved vase with clean lines and is made from celadon. It has a pattern of white cranes and clouds all over the surface. The crane-cloud pattern lies over the surface of the jade-blue porcelain of the vase.
The vase has a voluminous form with a wide mouth and a round spherical base. It has elegantly curved lines with an exquisite design featuring chrysanthemum flowers on the body near the base. It has a unique design at the top with half circle edges.
This vase has a shoal of minnows swimming towards the clear jade blue like a river. They curve towards the mouth of the vase. The fishes are vividly inlaid in the traditional technique of black and white slips and appear as though they are alive. The vase itself has a voluminous spherical design.
The semi-round ceramic vase has a design with two windows that contain lotus flowers. These flowers have red copper paint highlights and traditional white slip flowers and fine black stalks and leaves. The lotus is the symbol of Buddha’s seat and Western Paradise.
The vase has a design made from traditional sgraffito (bakji) technique. The full bloomed peony flower on the surface of the vase has traditional white coloring with red copper accents. The fully blossomed peony represents wealth and nobility.
The vase has a voluminous spherical shape with a design that harmonises traditional with modern. This ceramic water jar has a decoration of wave patterns with dramatically curved lines. It looks like the waves move across the entire vase body and it gives a feeling of an abstract painting.
It has a representation of traditional 10 creatures of ancient Korea, sipjangsaeng. The 10 creatures are inlaid over the ceramic surface. They represent the sun, stone, water, cloud, pine tree, deer, bulnocho (‘herb of eternal youth’), turtle, crane, and mountain. The vase has a voluminous shape with a small opening at the top.
The vase has a round globe-like shape with a small mouth. There is a cluster of fully blooming chrysanthemums on the surface. The flowers on the vase look like they are overflowing from the jar’s mouth. The chrysanthemum flowers represent fidelity and loyalty.
The ceramic flower bud vase has a shape similar to a blooming morning glory flower mouth, pleated skirts in the foot, and a melon with eight round sections in the body. There is a harmonious balance in all the design components. The Korean pottery has a flower petal design at the mouth. On the alternating eight panels, there are peonies and chrysanthemums inlaid in traditional white and fine black.
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