Early 19th century
Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
6 1/2 in. x 6 3/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. (16.51 cm x 16.19 cm x 7.3 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 47.143
Geography: Asia, North Korea or South Korea
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bottles
Collection: Helen B. Chapin '15 Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
- Korean - Culture and style of peoples from the East Asian peninsula of Korea.
- pilgrim bottles - Flattened, gourd-shaped bottles with one or two pairs of lugs at each side through which might be passed a strap whereby they could be slung over the shoulder.
- porcelain - A material comprising white clay, or "kaolin," and a feldspathic rock, that react when fired so the clay serves to hold the shape of the object and the rock fuses into a natural glass. In China, it includes any such ware that is highly fired enough to produce a ringing sound when struck. In Europe, it is limited to hard-fired ceramic that is translucent.
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