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Korean Ceramic Celadon Bowl with Slip Inlay Goryeo Dynasty

$ 2,500
  • Description
    Despite inspired originally by the celadons from Song Dynasty in China, the development of celadon in Korean peninsula took its own course and reached the Zenith in the 11-12th century during Goryeo dynasty. One singularly distinguishable characteristic was the masterful slip inlay techniques which was uniquely Korean and specifically Goryeo. The potter first cut out the design on the clay, then filled with white or black slip inlay before a surface glaze was applied for firing. This process created contrasting designs that range from rustic, intricate to elaborate, depending on the kilns, production period as well as the purpose of consumption. The masterpieces from the peak of the production radiate with a beauty of purity that was often compared to water and jade. The inlay work can be dazzling for its intricacy.
    The bowl on offer here was likely dated to the 14th century toward the end of Goryeo Dynasty after the production quality reached its Zenith during 11-12th century. The bowl was likely a piece from a more mass production with a more rustic slip inlay decoration. Three roundels with double lines circulating a large chrysanthemums flowers were placed in the interior, below the three-line band just beneath the rim. The exterior is plain and the base retains sand residues as well as placing marks in the kiln.
    The decoration of the lip inlays is relatively rustic compared to some earlier work we also have on offer. They are less precise and elaborate, indicating that the production was aimed to the mass market instead of the aristocratic or royal households. However, they also displayed a more robust aesthetic with its strong geometrical simplicity, a folky charm that is not found in the more regal examples. When Goryeo Dynasty transitioned into Yi or Joseon Dynasty in the 15th century, celadon production was gradually reduced and replaced by Buncheong ware. Although technically derived from the former, the spirit of the Buncheong ware dwells exactly in its rustic charm, which was already discernible in the celadon piece like this one made from the late Goryeo period.
  • More Information
    Origin: South Korea
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: ceramic
    Condition: Good. Fine condition with age wear and patina as expected. Kiln flaws with glaze on the bottom. Sand residue and placement mark.
    Creation Date: 14th century
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional, Ancient Art
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental, Florals/Botanical, Geometric, Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 457024
  • Dimensions
    H. 2 in; Diam. 7 in;
    H. 5.08 cm; Diam. 17.78 cm;
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