Flask with Inlaid Lotus Design

Flask with Inlaid Lotus Design

청자 상감 연꽃무늬 편호 (靑磁象嵌蓮花文扁壺)

1200s-1300s

Stoneware, celadon with inlaid decoration

Gift of Mrs. Lewis B. Williams 1975.99

Location

Did you know?

The shape of this bottle can be traced all the way back to an ancient Persian pilgrim’s flask.

Description

Toward the late 14th century, the overall quality of techniques involved in making celadon works sharply deteriorated. In contrast to translucent greenish blue celadon works of the 12th century, this flask possibly dated to the late 14th century, has brownish green glaze. And its inlaid design also shows a clear sign of decline in craftsmanship. Nevertheless, less attention to techniques gave a way to a freer style pottery called buncheong in the succeeding centuries.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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