This 18th century vessel, is a clean and clear white in colour Puncheong vase of great quality.
Puncheong wares were made popular during the Koryo Dynasty (623-1392) of Korea and into much of Choseon Dynasty (1392 - 1910). It became known for its simple elegance and clear designs, which blended folk beliefs and traditional Korean love of simplicity in their creations. Many Puncheong wares are either coloured with white glaze or a brown glaze, with either incised decoration or simple patterns, motifs, and symbols painted on.
These wares were made for the lower and/or poorer classes in society, as the affluent and powerful used and had made for them, celadon and later porcelain wares instead; Puncheong wares could therefore be said to be the ‘wares of the people’.