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A PUNCH'ONG FOOTED DISH
CHOSON DYNASTY (15TH CENTURY)

The shallow, circular dish with serrated edge set on a high ring foot decorated with variegated patterns of white slip, the shallow well decorated with a central medallion of character inscriptions and chrysanthemum florets bordered by a wide band of stamped 'rope-curtain' design, the interior wall inlaid with a narrow band of linked florets and the galleried edge with a further band of grasses, the underside covered by additional stamped 'rope-curtain' design surrounding the high foot inlaid with a chain of double-rings -- 5 7/8 in. (15.2 cm.) diameter, firing crack at rim

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For another inlaid and stamped dish with nearly identical central medallion of characters and florets see Mishima koyomide [Exhibition of Punch'ong Wares, Koyomide Style, Korea] (Osaka: Museum of Oriental Ceramics, 1990), pl. 10
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