Diameter of rim: 13.9 cm (5 1/2 in.); Overall: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Gift of John L. Severance 1918.430
According to a historical record, the cultivation of tea in Korea was initiated with green tea plant seeds from China by royal order in 828.
As early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea became an important part of elite culture in Korea. In enjoying teas, elites commissioned a variety of types of utensils and vessels including this delicate-looking cup stand, not only to make their tea-drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their refined taste.
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