Wine Ewer with Incised Bamboo Shoot Design

Wine Ewer with Incised Bamboo Shoot Design

청자 죽순모양 주전자 (靑磁竹筍形注子)

1100s

Celadon ware with incised decoration

Diameter: 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.); Overall: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1928.179

Description

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.

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

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