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Apr 25, 2012

Bowl and Saucer with Incised Lotus and Peony Design

Bowl and Saucer with Incised Lotus and Peony Design

청자 음각 연꽃·모란무늬 사발 (靑磁陰刻蓮花牧丹文托碗)


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Diameter: 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.); Overall: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1918.455


Did you know?

This type of celadon bowl was modeled after Ru ware of northern China. Xu Jing (1091-1153), the Chinese official who visited Korea in 1123, called the Korean celadon ware as the “new kiln ware of Ru-zhou.”


As early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea and wine became an important part of elite culture in Korea. Elites of the Goryeo period commissioned a variety of types of utensils and vessels including this saucer paired with a large bowl, to make their drinking experience more exciting.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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