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Korean Celadon Inlay Vase Goryeo Dynasty

Origin South Korea
Period Pre 18th Century
Materials ceramic
Dimensions
H. 5.75 in; Diam. 4 in;
H. 14.61 cm; Diam. 10.16 cm;
Condition Good. Restoration on the lip, glaze pooling and crackling in some area toward the base, some imperfection during the making process.
Creation Date 14-15th C
Description On offer is an antique Korean ceramic vase from the end of Goryeo to the beginning of Joseon period (circa 14-15th). The vase features celadon crackled glaze with underglaze inlay design in black and white. The vase was a transitional piece made toward the end of Goryeo and likely in the beginning of Joseon Yi dynasty straddling Celadon to Buncheong (Mishima) ware and may be identified as Zogan-Mishima. The small bottle form vase was used to contain wine or oil. The form is slightly irregular from potting and the design has a strong folky charm. The main part of the inlay on the body features cascading lines in black and white slip inlays, which likely conveys the sweeping willow branches, a characteristic motif of Yi dnasty, according to the research by Goro Akaboshi, the collector and author of the reference book below. The overall design was simple, abstract and effective. A charming and authentic piece.
For a very similar vase see plate no 59 in the book "Five Centuries of Korean Ceramic Pottery and Porcelain of the Yi Dynasty" by Goro Akaboshi and Heiichiro Nakamaru. A picture of the page shown in the last picture.
Styles / Movements Ancient Art, Asian, Traditional
Patterns Abstract, Asian/Oriental, Florals/Botanical, Geometric
Incollect Reference Number 457195
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