Apr 23, 2012

Long-necked Bottle with Incised Floral Design

Long-necked Bottle with Incised Floral Design

청자 음각 초화무늬 장경병 (靑磁陰刻草花文長頸甁)


Celadon ware with incised and carved decoration

Overall: 32.2 cm (12 11/16 in.); Outer diameter: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.622


Did you know?

This bottle with a narrow, long neck and a spherical body, which is missing its lid, was once used in ceremonial events to serve wine.


Elites of the Goryeo period are known for their love of drinking tea and wine in various occasions, and commissioned a variety of serving wares such as this wine bottle. The shape of this bottle with a narrow, long neck and a spherical body is believed to have been first invented in 9th-century Chinese Yue kilns of Northern Zhejiang province.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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