15 September 1999
An Incised Celadon Bowl
Koryo Dynasty (11th-12th Century)
The large circular bowl set on a high ring foot incised in the deep well with two confronted phoenixes, each with long, etched tail feathers which frame the circular cavetto, two further narrow lines below the rim, covered overall with a glossy greyish green celadon glaze pooling lighter green in the recesses
8in. (21.6cm.) diameter
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For a similar celadon bowl incised with phoenixes in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, see W. B. Honey, Corean Pottery (London, n.d.), fig. 40B.
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