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AN IMPRESSED AND INLAID CELADON HEXALOBED BOWL

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AN IMPRESSED AND INLAID CELADON HEXALOBED BOWL
koryo dynasty (12th century)

Of conical form flaring from a small ring foot to the wide, barbed rim, impressed and enhanced with incised lines in the interior with six peonies with arching stems and large, serrated leaves centering a single chrysathemum whorl (yanggak) in the recessed well, the interior rim of the bowl inlaid in white slip with a narrow band of foliate scroll, covered overall including the foot and recessed base with an even and bluish-green celadon glaze pooling emerald in the well and around the foot and base and with striated crackle, three spur marks on base--7 5/8in. (19.5cm.) diameter, small chips to rim

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For similar impressed bowls see G. St. G. M. Gompertz, Korean Celadon and Other Wares of the Koryo Period (London: Faber and Faber, 1963), no. 29a; Chosen kodai, Korai (Ancient Korea, Koryo), Sekai toji zenshu/Collection of World's Ceramics, ed. Koyama Fujio, vol. 13 (Zauho press and Kawade shobo, 1961), no. 74
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