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Openwork water dropper with crane design

Openwork water dropper with crane design
Korea, Jeoson Period (1392–1910), 18th–19th century
Porcelain with underglaze copper painting
Gift of Inta and Bruce Hasenkamp and museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam, 2004


UMMA Collections

Asia: Korea

UMMA’s collection of Korean art grew more than five-fold in 2004, when the Museum acquired nearly 250 objects, including ceramics, brassware, and furniture. With this addition, UMMA is able to present a comprehensive survey of Korean ceramics—Korea’s most distinct and enduring art form—spanning from the third to the nineteenth centuries. The Korean collection superbly complements the Museum’s strengths in Chinese and Japanese ceramics. The Korean collection continues to expand with recent acquisition of lacquerware, painting, and calligraphy.

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