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Stamped punchong ware bowl

1400/1599

British Museum

British Museum

Punchong means 'powder green', referring to the greyish-green colour. The stamped decoration, filled with slip, derived from the inlaind decoration of early celadons of the Koryo dynasty (AD 918-1392)Punchong ware was very popular in Japan and humble rice bowls like this were treasured and often used in the Tea Ceremony.

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  • Title: Stamped punchong ware bowl
  • Date Created: 1400/1599
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 7.00cm; Diameter: 18.00cm
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: stamped; slipped
  • Registration number: 1992,0615.11
  • Place: Found/Acquired Korea
  • Period/culture: Joseon Dynasty
  • Material: stoneware
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Donated by Poulsen-Hansen, A G
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