1187246_10151836280645435_1795994862_n

A Large Buncheong Stoneware Bottle, Joseon dynasty (15th-16th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013

Of pear form with cylindrical neck ending in a wide, flaring rim with bands of white-slip decoration, beginning above the foot with incised overlapping lotus leaves filled with white slip between line borders and a wide panel of "rope curtain" rising to successive bands of lappets, chrysanthemum florets and stylized leaf bands below triple lines at the rim, the mouth interior ornamented with a white-slip band of lines and leaves, the bottle finished with a transparent glaze with greenish hue; 11 5/8in. (29.4cm.) high. Estimate $35,000 – $40,000

Notes: For a related bottle in the collection of the National Museum of Korea, see Handbook of the National Museum of Korea (Seoul: National Museum of Korea, 1996), p. 190; Hanguk misul yicheunnyeun 2000 Years of Korean Arts, exh. cat. (Seoul: National Museum of Korea, 1973), no. 305; see also the bottle in the collection of the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Mishima koyomide ten Exhibition of Punch'ong Wares, Koyomide Style, Korea, exh. cat. (Osaka: Museum of Oriental Ceramics, 1990), no. 41. 

Christie's. JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART. 18 September 2013. New York, Rockefeller Plaza.