A well formed jar of course gray clay with everted rim on defined foot. Probably produced in Gyeougsang Province. The traditional floral design is executed in sgraffito, with a celadon glaze that shows minor firing flaws.
The foot shows minor wear as does the glaze.
8.5" in height, foot 4 3/8" in Diameter, rim 6" in Diameter.
No chips or cracks. Probably late Yi Dynasty.
Unusual due to it's robust size, this eating set was possibly made for a warrior or active member of the nobility. It is comprised of a large, well crafted knife with a bone hilt, a metal spear with bone hilt and two metal chopsticks. These are housed in a metal scabbard which is covered in ray skin and bound with brass. There are two rings on the back of the scabbard which served to bind the eating set to the sash or belt. There is some rust and areas of light pitting on sections of the va ...click for details