Joseon Dynasty’s Moon Jar Sets Record For Highest Price at Korean Auction

At Seoul Auction’s 175th art sale, the moon jarBaekja Daeho‘ fetched 3.4 billion won, the highest price for a moon jar ever auctioned in Korea. A height of 47.5 centimeters, it is believed to have been used at royal events in the first half of the 18th century.

Moon-Jar, White Porcelain

“The name of this jar is Moon Jar, which arises from its round and gentle shape. It is round like the moon and white like moonlight. The jar is loved by many because of the comforting nature of its soft and sufficient curves and its confident sense of volume.The charm of this jar arises from its natural beauty, which does not conform to an exact set pattern but seems to be fragmented. This is the result of the elaborate harmony between the power of white soil to collapse due to gravity and the will of the craftsman to make a smooth shape.”

Texts by Ministry of Culture, Sports and tourism – National Museum of Korea

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