Korean faceted (10 sided) "Honey" POT with cover from the North-Eastern corner of Korea (near Manchuria) made for kitchen ware in the 18th/19th Century. Known as "seokganju" or "oja" in Korean they are also widely admired in Japan where they are known as "ame-yu" or "ame-glazed" - "ame" being a sweet stuffing resembling molasses which was used medicinally; hence the Japanese description "ame-gusuri" or "ame-medicine", which is also employed for this type of ware. The above is quoted from G. St. G.M. Gompertz, "Korean Pottery & Porcelain of the Yi Period, Faber & Faber, London, 1968, pg. 71 and plate 119. In the Brooklyn (New York) Museum's catalog of their world renowned Korean Collection, the museum gives the designation "fine work of art," for only select pieces, and one of those pieces is a "honey pot," in the collection. There are a total of four (4) of these quintessential Korean pots, this being the smallest and lightest in color of the four illustrated. All of the honey pots have their original lids and were chosen from the same collection. A very similar honey pot sold at Christie's in NYC, September 18, 2001, Lot 307 for $1,528. Dimensions: Height: 7 3/4 inches (20 cm) circumference 24.25 inches or 61.5 cm.