1. Home
  2. top of the aat hierarchies
  3. Styles and Periods Facet
  4. Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)
  5. [styles, periods, and cultures by region]
  6. Asian
  7. East Asian
  8. Korean (culture or style)
  9. Korean styles
  10. Korean pottery styles
  11. Punch'ong
Scope note
Historical Korean stoneware style that emerged soon after the establishment of the Choson dynasty in 1392. Buncheong, also transliterated as Punch’ong, evolved from the celadon tradition it replaced, using the same raw materials and essentially the same decorative vocabulary while favoring a coarser, less processed technique and a relatively bold and dynamic style. Gray bodied ceramics are coated with a white slip, and covered in a green, semi-translucent glaze. Buncheong ware is noted for its innovative surface decoration, which includes inlaying, stamping, incising, and sgraffiti. It was replaced in popularity by white porcelain, disappearing by the end of the sixteenth century; but has enjoyed a revival in modern times.
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024