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Floral-shaped Cup Stand

청자 꽃모양 잔탁 (靑磁花形盞托)

1100s-1200s
Diameter of rim: 13.9 cm (5 1/2 in.); Overall: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in.)
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According to a historical record, the cultivation of tea in Korea was initiated with green tea plant seeds from China by royal order in 828.

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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 delicate-looking cup stand, not only to make their tea-drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their refined taste.
Floral-shaped Cup Stand

Floral-shaped Cup Stand

1100s-1200s

Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

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