Korean Jar Joseon Dynasty 2nd Half of 17th Century h.22.4cm The museum of oriental ceramics Osaka, Japan This is a typical jar form of the second half of the 17th century, with a raised mouth rim and a round body. The surface is covered with a design of a flowering plant. The branches spread like arrows from a single stem. The design on the back side is reminiscent of ribs. The design appears to be casually applied but there is a somehow noble elegance.