Punch'ong

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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.
Punch'ong
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024