Wine Ewer with Incised Bamboo Shoot Design

청자 죽순모양 주전자 (靑磁竹筍形注子)

Diameter: 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.); Overall: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)
Location: 236 Korean
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This type of ewer is supposed to have a tight-fitting lid, which is currently missing.


Natural motifs inspired the shape of celadon vessels as well as their inlaid designs in the Goryeo period. This wine ewer is shaped like a bamboo shoot, but it also resembles a lotus bud. Even though the spout was repaired, the ewer is a masterpiece of Goryeo period celadon. Ewers of the same shape are now housed at the National Museum of Korea and the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka.
Wine Ewer with Incised Bamboo Shoot Design

Wine Ewer with Incised Bamboo Shoot Design


Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

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