Amber glazed faceted bottle
Everyone agrees that the charm of faceted work covered with amber glaze, called "ame-glaze," lies in the gradation created by the unevenness of the base and the glaze.
That is all in words, but the impression given by the sharpness of the chamfer, the unevenness of the glaze, and the firing conditions are different for everyone.
The individual interest lies in the area that cannot be verbalized.
This type of faceted bottle was originally made as daily-use vessels.
Because there are so many of them and because they are typical vessels, they are required to have outstanding attractiveness.
The charm of this work lies in the roughness of the carving of the base.
The bold handiwork of a skilled potter can be seen in the vigorous scraping.
Furthermore,the slightly transparent amber glaze visualizes the dynamic movement of the potter as it is through gradation.
The impression given by the unevenness of the non-homogeneous lines and surfaces is complex.
If you observe carefully, you will never get tired of the various expressions, such as the iron spots that appear in the glaze in places.
The very good condition of this piece is also a delightful feature.
Most works of this type have scratches or damage, but this piece is miraculously intact.
The beauty of the lines and surfaces is the result of innocence.
This work can be said to be the realm of Joseon ceramics.