Glazed stoneware with slip decoration
Overall: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.); Diameter of mouth: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)
Gift of Robert W. Moore 1986.243
The inlaid technique depicting blooming chrysanthemums, as demonstrated in this tea cup, was the major decoration method utilized by 14th-century Korean potters.
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 large bowl, not only to make their tea-drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their refined taste.
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