White Porcelain Jar with Grape and Monkey Design in Underglaze Iron
There is a large grapevine motif brushed around the upper body in dark iron red and a band on the outside of the mouth.
The firm, unrestrained brush strokes depicting the vine and fruits so efficiently and beautifully suggest that the painting was made by a professional artist rather than the potter.
With the milky white glaze with light blue tint evenly coating the entire body, the jar is often regarded as one of the two greatest masterpieces representing the artistic achievement of the white porcelain ware of Joseon, the other being the White Porcelain Jar with Grape Design in Underglaze Iron (National Treasure No. 107) currently stored at the Ewha Womans University Museum in Seoul.
Name: White Porcelain Jar with Grape and Monkey Design in Underglaze Iron
Period: Late Joseon Period
Location: Yongsan District, Seoul
Status: National Treasure No. 93