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Korea, 18th century or earlier. The pear-shaped body supported on a short tapered foot and rising to a waisted neck with everted rim. The vase covered in a rich grayish-white glaze with densely scattered black specks, stopping unevenly below the interior of the mouth. The vase left undecorated save for five small dimples at the shoulder.

Provenance: The collection of Teddy Hahn (1933-2012), and thence by descent to the present owner. The base with an old label, inscribed ‘Korea. 14./15. Jhd. […]’. Theodor “Teddy” Hahn was a well-known and respected collector of netsuke and other Asian works of art. After spending time in museums to study the early cultures of the world, finding particular interest in their sculptures, he began collecting, remarking “I somehow knew it would have a profound influence on my life. How right I was. And how happy I have been.”
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and some firing flaws, including kiln grit and firing cracks, possibly with a small, smoothened chip to the foot. The interior and exterior with distinct pottery lines.

Weight: 633.9 g
Dimensions: Height 18 cm

As strict followers of Neo-Confucianism, Koreans of the Joseon dynasty embraced an austere aesthetic vision, their porcelains sporting only limited decoration. In fact, many Joseon porcelains, such as this fine vase, are near-unembellished, relying on the tautness of form and beauty of glaze for their aesthetic appeal.

Literature comparison:
Compare a related vase dated to the 18th century in the collection of the British Museum, museum number 1899,0612.1.

韓國,十八世紀或更早。梨形瓶瓶口外撇,細頸、頸部中央微微收束,頸部向下逐漸加寬,過渡為杏圓狀之下垂腹,曲線變化圓緩,圈足。瓶身覆蓋著優雅的灰白色釉,黑色斑點不均勻地停在口內下方。 除了肩部的五個小酒窩外,這個花瓶沒有任何裝飾。

來源:德國達姆斯達特Teddy Hahn私人收藏,保存至今。底部收藏標籤上注明“Korea. 14./15. Jhd. […]”Theodor “Teddy” Hahn 曾是知名的根付和亞洲藝術收藏家。他參觀了很多博物館,研究世界早期文化,對造像產生了特別的興趣,他開始收藏,他說:“我不知何故知道它會對我的生活產生深遠的影響。 我是多麼正確。 以及我有多開心。”

重量:633.9 克
尺寸:高18 厘米



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