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Creator Nationality: Korea
Creator Name-CRT: Korea
Title: Storage Jar
Creation Start Date: 1700
Creation End Date: 1800
Creation Date: 18th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: Porcelain with underglaze iron decor
Dimensions: H.16-1/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 81.113.6
Credit Line: Gift of Louis W. Hill, Jr.
Context: In addition to designs painted in cobalt blue, Korean potters between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries produced many porcelains decorated with underglaze iron brown designs. Possibly because cobalt was an expensive material, blue-and-white vessels tend to be carefully painted. In contrast, Korean potters display a remarkable freedom in their iron brown designs. Here, a dragon with a humorously long-snout coils around the swelling sides of this robust jar._American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was well-known for his love of Asian art. Wright once owned this jar and used it to decorate his suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
AMICA ID: MIA_.81.113.6
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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