light green and tan bottle with grey recessed areas; pear-shaped; round foot; raised, billowing, floral leaf patterns

Bottle with peony leaves, second half 15th century

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This Buncheong bottle is an example of sgraffito design. Potters first brushed the surface with white slip (liquid clay); after it dried to a leatherlike hardness, they incised the design with fine lines, and certain areas were carved away. In this manner, the decorative motif in white—in this case a scrolling peony-leaf design—stands out dramatically against the darker clay. Finally, a thin glaze was applied.

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Title
Bottle with peony leaves
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.493
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 908
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light green and tan bottle with grey recessed areas; pear-shaped; round foot; raised, billowing, floral leaf patterns