Porcelain Flower Jar with Blue and White Maehwa and Bamboo Design
This magnificent blue and white porcelain flower jar features the maehwa and bamboo design greatly loved by early Joseon potters. This work is faithful in following the Korean tradition of using white porcelain as a vehicle to artistically express a lyrical depiction of nature. Blue and white porcelain wares of Korea are marked by an elegant form presenting a design of unrestrained brush strokes in perfect harmony with the negative space surrounding it. The beauty of elegance and spirituality emanating from the Korean blue and white porcelain is often compared with its Chinese counterpart, which is characterized by luxurious designs nearly comprising the entire surface.
The bamboo, one of the "four noble beings" (sagunja), symbolizes loyalty as its leaves and stalks stay green throughout the seasons. One of the sagunja ("four noble beings") motifs loved by Korean artists, maehwa refers to the Korean plum blossom that has long been the herald of spring. Korean artists have been fascinated by maehwa, which blooms at the end of winter, and thus have praised it as a symbol of the noble spirit overcoming all hardships. Read More
Size: Widest Diameter 11" x Height 12.6" (28 x 32cm)