Floral-shaped Cup Stand

Floral-shaped Cup Stand

청자 꽃모양 잔탁 (靑磁花形盞托)

918–1392

Pottery

Diameter: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.); Overall: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.617

Location

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This cup stand is coupled with the cup (1921.616).

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 delicate-looking cup stand, not only to make their drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their refined taste. This tea bowl must have been produced at one of the state-run kilns located in Kangjin, southern Jeolla province.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Pottery

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