Flask with fish and scroll design

분청자선각박지어당초문편병, 粉靑瓷線刻剝地魚唐草文扁甁

Korean
Joseon dynasty
late 15th century


Object Place: Korea

Dimensions

H. 22.8 cm (9 in.); diam. of rim: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.); diam. of body: 18.3 x 13.9 cm (7 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.298

Medium or Technique

Buncheong stoneware with incised and sgraffito decoration

On View

Arts of Korea Gallery (Gallery 179)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Stoneware

Provenance

1880s, probably purchased in Japan by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1899, gift of Bigelow and Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge to the MFA (Accession Date: November 7, 1899).

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection and Denman Waldo Ross