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Flask with Peony Design

  • Punch'on ware
  • Korea Chosŏn dynasty, 15th century
  • h: 24cm md: 5.3cm bd: 7.7-12.6cm
  • [41200]

The so-called punch'ong technique in Korean ceramics is called "hori-mishima" in Japan. A broad brush is used to apply white slip and then motifs are scratched into that slip. Here the languid form of the peony blossom adds a pleasant mood to the work.

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