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An Impressed Celadon Bowl
An Impressed Celadon Bowl

KORYO DYNASTY (FIRST HALF 12TH CENTURY)

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An Impressed Celadon Bowl
Koryo Dynasty (First Half 12th Century)
Circular, with rim molded in six petal lobes and set on a small and short circular foot, impressed in the interior in remarkably clear detail with scrolling hollyhocks, four large blossoms evenly spaced and placed on opposite sides, oval-shaped buds with pointed tips and slender leaves with serrated edges on slender stems, the cavetto impressed with a radiating flower whorl, also incised below the rim on the interior with a narrow line to demarcate the foliage below; applied with a bluish-green celadon glaze with emerald blushes and pooling, especially crystalline in the well, some small, dense craquelure and allover lustre, three spur marks on shallow, recessed base
7.7/8in. (19.9cm.) diameter

Lot Essay

For another bowl in the National Museum of Korea, Seoul, see Byung-chang Rhee, Masterpieces of Korean Art--Koryo Ceramics (Tokyo: Privately published, 1978), pl. 108.
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