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Korean punch'ong ware wine bottle, Choson dynasty, 15th century, stoneware with celadon glaze and white slip, HAA.JPG
Korean name
Hangul 분청사기
Hanja 粉靑沙器
Revised Romanization Buncheong Sagi
McCune–Reischauer Punch'ǒng Sagi

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.

The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, houses a permanent collection of Buncheong ware,[1] as well as the National Museum of Korea.


[2]Buncheong is a modern term used to describe Korean stoneware since in the 15th century and continued. This term developed from earlier Goryeo period in Korea and rapidly distinguished itself. However, through a series of cultural and economic situations, Bunchoeng exported to Japan by practitioners of the Japanese tea ceremony, named Sen no Rikyu. After Bunchoeng adopted by them, it influence in Japanese ceramic. From Japan, Buncheong influced spread widely and inspire artist till today. In January 8 2012, a new book published from Korean describe the development of Buncheong and exhibited with Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum in Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and was end at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. In the 20th century, elements of the Buncheong influence lots of artist seek into Asian ceramic traditions. Today, some of Korean artists are working in stoneware that depicted in the book with Buncehong techinques.

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.

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  1. ^ CNN Go Seoul's best museums 27 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-04
  2. ^ Knapp J. buncheong ceramics. Ceramics Monthly [serial on the Internet]. (2012, Jan), [cited December 2, 2015]; 60(1): 24-25. Available from: Academic Search Complete.

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