At The V&A

For my trip to the V&A in London I had decided to look at China, Korea and Japan. This was influenced after reading a small amount of fiction by East Asian authors, and a trip to Japan in the Autumn of 2019. One item I picked was this jar as I liked the unusual pattern development on it. I quite like the fact that while it looks complex there must be a system to drawing it by hand. I am thinking that its outline is done first then you focus down into the detail.

Bottle with ‘scrolling grass’ design Yuan dynasty 1300-1350 Jizhou kilns, south China Stoneware painted in brown on a white slip Museum no. C.82-1953(2007)