Celadon ware with incised decoration
Diameter: 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.); Overall: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)
Gift of John L. Severance 1928.179
This type of ewer is supposed to have a tight-fitting lid, which is currently missing.
Natural motifs inspired the shape of celadon vessels as well as their inlaid designs in the Goryeo period. This wine ewer is shaped like a bamboo shoot, but it also resembles a lotus bud. Even though the spout was repaired, the ewer is a masterpiece of Goryeo period celadon. Ewers of the same shape are now housed at the National Museum of Korea and the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka.
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