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Bowl and Saucer with Incised Lotus and Peony Design

청자 음각 연꽃·모란무늬 사발 (靑磁陰刻蓮花牧丹文托碗)

1100s
Diameter: 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.); Overall: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
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This type of celadon bowl was modeled after Ru ware of northern China. Xu Jing (1091-1153), the Chinese official who visited Korea in 1123, called the Korean celadon ware as the “new kiln ware of Ru-zhou.”

Description

As early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea and wine became an important part of elite culture in Korea. Elites of the Goryeo period commissioned a variety of types of utensils and vessels including this saucer paired with a large bowl, to make their drinking experience more exciting.
Bowl and Saucer with Incised Lotus and Peony Design

Bowl and Saucer with Incised Lotus and Peony Design

1100s

Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

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