Bottle with Floral Scroll and Lotus Petals, Joseon dynasty
Buncheong ware drum-shaped bottle with iron brown decoration of fish, bird and lotus, late 15th-early 16th century Korean, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka.
Buncheong ware, or Punch'ong ware is a form of traditional Korean stoneware, with a bluish-green tone. Pots are coated with a white slip, and decorative designs are painted on using an iron pigment. The style emerged in the early Joseon Dynasty, largely replacing celadon in common use. It all but disappeared from Korea after the 16th century due to the popularity of white porcelains. In modern times, the style has been revived in Korea.