Rare,Large Iron Slip Coated,Inlaid White Slip,Celadon Maebyung
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An Extremely Rare,Very Large Iron Slip Coated, Inlaid White Slip and Celadon Glazed MaeByung-12th C.:
This maebyung vase formed with high, rounded shoulders,
tapered body, flat foot with shallow
recessed base, short neck and cup-form mouth with slightly extended rim, decorated on
opposite shoulders with two Ginsang leaves and stems incised and inlaid with white slip
and the broad leaves scraped through the iron coating and hen applied with white slip,
and then the surface covered by a celadon glaze which pools in looped and vertical rivulets in
several areasof the body and which is concentrated in one section below the neck and in several
areas above the foot in mist-like patches, the interior of the mouth also coated with iron slip and
celadon glaze and the base bearing traces of iron coating and celadon glaze, the recessed base
unglazed, slight kiln grit adhesion on the foot, small places in the iron coating revealing the
clay body of the vessel colored rust from the firing.
It’s in very fine condition without any cracks or repairs but firing glaze discoloration.
It measures 13.5’ h. x 8.5” d. (34.4cm h. x 21.7cm). (6.7cm mouth and 14cm base).
*** A very identical decoration and MaeByung sold, Christie’s, New York, Oct. 31, 1996,
lot #19, April 24, 1997, lot #12, and other similar MaeByung vases published “The Radiance of the Jade and the Clarity of Water”, Korean ceramics from the Ataka Collection, lot #27 and 29 and and 29 and Ogura collection of Korean Arts in Korean version,
publiched 2005, Seoul, lot #704, p.156 (other examples see photo 1&2 ).