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Moon Jar

Photo: Susan Cole

Moon Jar


Park Young-sook

Korean, born 1947

Park Young-sook, who has owned and operated her own kiln since 1982, is renowned for her re-creation of the white porcelain wares, or paekcha, once used by the royal Joseon court. This "full moon" jar, with a milky white body and an all-over transparent glaze, unites the purity of form of traditional Korean pottery with modern technical prowess. Park experimented for several years with the form until she was satisfied with the integrity of the finished piece and its contemporary relevance.
Porcelain with clear glaze
20 x 19 1/2in. (50.8 x 49.5cm)
Gift of Frank S. Bayley III, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum
Provenance: Donor purchased from the artist
Photo: Susan Cole
Now on view at the Asian Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Luminous: The Art of Asia", October 13, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, "Transforming Traditions: Japanese and Korean Art since 1800", May 23, 2009 - February 21, 2010
Published ReferencesIshikawa, Chiyo, ed. "A Community of Collectors: 75th Anniversary Gifts to the Seattle Art Museum." Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 2007, illus. p. 89

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