Museum Report Porcelain Of Korea & China

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Walking through the Museum Store doors of the Pacific Asia Museum and past the Mosher Gallery, viewers will find themselves surrounded by beautiful porcelain wares from earlier civilizations of Korea and also China.
It is elaborated in the article, Global China: Material Culture and Connections in World History: " The significance of porcelain for the study of world history is due in part to its unique physical properties. Fired at very high temperatures, porcelains can withstand the ravages of time and nature, surviving for centuries to tell their stories, regardless of the seas or soils in which they are submerged and which quickly destroy items of cotton, silk, wood, ...view middle of the document...

.." Pg.212). Such symbolism evident in this work was influenced and adopted from Confucianism, which emerged as the central idelogy and way of living in Korea during the Joseon period as well. Gardner's Art Through the Ages explains the philosophy that Koreans aimed to implement within themselves, their government, and culture,"... In Confucian thought anyone can become a junzi ("superior person") by cultivating the virtues Confucius espoused, especially empathy for suffering, pursuit of morality and justice, respect for ancient ceremonies, and adherence to traditional social relationships, such as those between parent and child, elder and younger siblings, husband and wife, and ruler and subject" (Pg.186). To maintain the austerity of the Confucian style, the white of the porcelain is emphasized by the moderate design on the vase that leaves the neck unpainted and the body with sufficient spaces for the white to still shine through. After the monochromatic image was painted on, the ware was then dipped in a transparent glaze and fired at an extremely high temperature. In terms of shape and size the bottle is medium-sized, has a long neck with a slightly flaring mouth, and a body that widens and rounds at the base like a teardrop that makes it appear to be drooping.
Furthermore, the shape of the vase was apparently typical of the time not only in Korea, but also in China, as it is evident on a similarly shaped vase in the Chinese Gallery simply called, "Vase"." from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The obvious distinguishing factors of this piece from the previous one is that it is a bit larger, and has a plump body- somewhat resembling a peach-- that tapers slightly to the bottom rather than from the neck; moreover, it is poly chromatic and somewhat more complex or detail-intensive regarding its painting or design, and has a front painted all over with branches, peaches, and other plants from the bottom end of the body going up the neck to almost the tip of the mouth. There are also a few bats on the back of the vase. The title given on this piece may be modest, but the image depicted on its surface it teeming with symbolism. When read together, the homophone for the nine peaches and the bats communicate wishes for longevity and blessings,...

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